Matty Moroun sent to jail over bridge dispute
Ambassador Bridge Co. owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun and the executive who leads the company that owns the bridge, Dan Stamper, were sent to jail this morning after failing to complete a construction project to connect the bridge to local freeways, according to several reports.
Carlos Osorio | Associated Press
Judge Prentis Edwards said "it is clear" that the Detroit International Bridge Co. “does not intend to comply with the court order” to complete construction on bridge gateway project, the Free Press reported.
The dispute is separate from the battle over whether the state should authorize the construction of a second bridge from Detroit to Canada.
Moroun has waged a fierce battle, spending millions of dollars on advertising to mobilize public opinion against a new bridge — which Gov. Rick Snyder and all the major auto companies and business groups say is necessary to handle future increases in traffic.