02/24/2012 11:41 am ET

Ficano Aide Allegedly Bought Voter List With Money For Poor

Detroit -- The FBI's probe into Wayne County has broadened to include allegations a fired top political lieutenant to Executive Robert Ficano bought a list of registered voters with money intended for the poor.

Former assistant executive Michael Grundy, who helped run get-out-the-vote efforts for Ficano, paid $5,000 in September to an East Lansing firm for the list of county residents 55 and older. The bill was paid by an agency Grundy oversaw that provides low-cost health insurance to the poor, Wayne County HealthChoice, according to records obtained by The Detroit News.

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