1970 : Michigan Senator Youngblood Accused of Political Corruption

October 1, 2021 all-day

On Oct. 1, 1970, The Detroit Free Press reported that state Sen. Charles Youngblood Jr. used a nonprofit foundation he created to help impoverished Native Americans to pay off debts, work out a profitable land deal and cover fundraising fees.

Youngblood was convicted of conspiracy to bribe a public official over a liquor license and resigned from the Senate in 1974.

Source : MIRS Capitol Capsule, October 1, 2020.