Detroit councilman resigns, pleads guilty to misconduct

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Detroit city councilman Gabe Leland appears in Detroit. Leland, has resigned from office and admitted in court to accepting a cash campaign contribution. Leland pleaded guilty Monday, May 3, 2021, in Wayne County Circuit Court to misconduct in office and his attorney later announced that Leland also stepped down from his elected post, the Detroit News reported. Sentencing is scheduled for June 7.

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit city councilman who was under indictment for federal corruption charges since 2018 has resigned from office and admitted in court Monday to accepting an illegal cash campaign contribution.

Gabe Leland pleaded guilty in Wayne County Circuit Court to misconduct in office and his attorney later announced that Leland also stepped down from his elected post, The Detroit News reported.

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