Feds praise man facing prison in corruption case

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 9:15 AM

Federal prosecutors are recommending a maximum prison sentence of 11 months for a sludge-company representative who exposed corruption in Detroit government.

Jim Rosendall will stand before a judge Nov. 30 in federal court in Detroit. He worked for Houston-based Synagro Technologies and helped it win a $47-million-a-year contract to recycle treated waste.

Rosendall has admitted approving bribes for Monica Conyers to get her vote on the Detroit City Council in 2007. He cooperated with the FBI's investigation of City Hall corruption.

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In a court filing, an FBI agent who worked the case considers Rosendall the best cooperating defendant he's ever worked with. In his own filing, Rosendall is hoping for probation from U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn.