Moroun Family Members Maxed Out to Justices; Court Puts Moroun Bridge Proposal on November Ballot
LANSING – On Day Four of Supreme Court Corruption Week, the Michigan Democratic Party pointed to campaign finance filings showing four Moroun family members donated the maximum allowed by individuals under Michigan law to Justices Stephen Markman and Brian Zahra just before the Court ruled to place a proposal on November’s ballot that aims to prevent construction of a competing bridge to the Morouns’ Ambassador Bridge.
“This is yet another example of how justice has been corrupted in Michigan,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer. “Corporate special interests fund the campaigns of Markman and Zahra and get the results they want, while families and children are denied justice.”
Earlier this month, the Detroit Free Press detailed how Moroun family members and employees donated a total of $31,100 to Markman and Zahra’s campaigns.
On Monday, the MDP filed a complaint against Markman for unethical campaign conduct in speaking to an Oakland County Republican Party’s 400 Club breakfast fundraiser, an event that featured Markman’s attendance on the invitation. On Tuesday, the MDP called on O’Brien to renounce the endorsement of corrupt House Speaker Jase Bolger, who is under investigation by a grand jury for election fraud. Yesterday the MDP unveiled a new commercial that highlights the current Court’s shameful record of not protecting victims of sexual assault and abuse.