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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Waste Hauler Scandal hit's closer to home
Feds target Bloomfield Township home of former Rizzo CEO – The Oakland Press
ThTthe FornerChuck Rizzo, president of Sterling Heights-based Rizzo Environmental Services, at the site of the former Pontiac Fiero plant on Baldwin Avenue. File photo by Dustin Blitchok-The Oakland Press.
The Oakland PressFeds target Bloomfield Township home of former Rizzo CEOThe Oakland PressFeds target Bloomfield Township home of former Rizzo CEO. Chuck Rizzo, president of Sterling Heights-based Rizzo Environmental Services, at the site of the former Pontiac Fiero plant on Baldwin Avenue. File photo by Dustin Blitchok-The Oakland Press.
FILE PHOTO: Trash haulers from the Rizzo Environmental Services company on M-59 in Macomb County. Photo by Stephen Frye / Digital First Media
While numerous public officials have been charged in the ongoing corruption scandal tied to the Rizzo trash hauling company, the company’s former CEO now sees his home considered for possible forfeiture, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.
The paper reports that Chuck Rizzo Jr.’s $2.5 million house had a notice filed with Oakland County Register of Deeds that indicated the mansion could be subject to forfeiture.
Rizzo has not been charged in the bribery probe, which has seen five public officials in Macomb County charged by federal prosecutors. His family’s company, Rizzo Environmental Services, had been sold to GFL(Green for Life) Environmental before the probe was revealed in the fall of 2016. Chuck Rizzo resigned his position within GFL shortly after the first arrests were made.