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Judge sentences ex-city manager to prison

January 25, 2019
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TROY — A man who ran Oakland County's largest city has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Prosecutors said Brian Kischnick treated the pockets of contractors "as his own" when he was Troy city manager, as he sought bribes, meals, booze and housing. It added up to more than $50,000.

Kischnick told a judge on yesterday that he had led a "morally bankrupt life." He apologized for choosing a "dark and unhealthy path."

The 30-month sentence for corruption ordered by Judge Nancy Edmunds was less than what prosecutors recommended.

Kischnick's attorney said his judgment was clouded by alcohol and prescription drugs. Anjali Prasad said Kischnick wasn't "some mastermind in a pay-for-play scheme."

But prosecutor Dawn Ison said Kischnick never intended to serve Troy with honor.

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