DETROIT (AP) — A federal agent and a suburban Detroit attorney have been charged with bribery, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says 48-year-old Clifton Divers used his position as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement — Homeland Security Investigations agent to obtain deferrals of deportations and other immigration benefits for non-citizen foreign nationals.
Federal authorities say Divers received more than $5,000, free legal services and other things of value.
Charles Busse of Birmingham is accused of paying bribes to get deferrals of deportation and other benefits for his clients. The 58-year-old Busse spent more than 15 years on the Warren City Council.
The Associated Press left a message seeking comment Thursday at Busse’s office and a message at a phone number listed for Divers.