Late last year, President Trump called his ex-attorney Michael Cohen a "rat" for cooperating with the feds. "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a 'Rat' after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started," Trump tweeted.
So, what would Trump call former Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci?
Bucci is cooperating with the FBI agents in a public corruption investigation targeting his former boss, ex-Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco, court records confirm, according to Christine MacDonald of The Detroit News.
Bucci, Marrocco's former right hand man, stepped down from his post in November, one year after being indicted on bribery, extortion, fraud, theft and money laundering charges in connection with the widespread Macomb County corruption scandal, The News reports. Bucci is currently awaiting a January trial, but is likely to strike a plea deal if he cooperates, according to the court document in which the feds were granted a delay Bucci's case.
Marrocco, who lost a 2016 re-election, is a target of the FBI corruption investigation, according to a sealed wiretap affidavit obtained by the paper.
The feds' document filed Thursday says:
- The defendant has decided to cooperate with the government, which the parties believe will eventually lead to a resolution of the case with a plea to one or more offenses.
- Given the vast scope of the corruption case under investigation, about which the defendant has knowledge, including approximately 100 hours of tape recordings, substantial additional time is needed for the parties to meet and conduct debriefings.
- Following the debriefings, the government needs more time to follow-up on information provided by the defendant, including obtaining documents andinterviewing scores of witnesses.