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Posted on Thu, May 12, 2011 : 11:52 a.m.

Postal supervisors were bribed with prostitutes, cash and cars, indictment alleges

By Cindy Heflin

Two supervisors at a U.S. Postal Service facility in Ann Arbor are among five people indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges alleging they got erectile dysfunction drugs, strip club lap dances, cash and cars, The Detroit Free Press reported.

The supervisors in Michigan and Ohio are accused of steering more than $13 million in work to an unnamed contractor in exchange for the bribes, the Free Press reported.

The contractor supplied Bruce Plumb, who oversaw operations at the Postal Service's Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Ann Arbor, with prostitutes on a weekly basis and also gave him erectile dysfunction drugs, the indictment alleges.

The contractor also bought Plumb drinks and lap dances at the Toy Chest strip club in Detroit and paid for $8,000 worth of repairs on a truck owned by his grandson and $3,000 for a brick paver patio to be installed at Plumb's house, the indictment charges. Plumb, 61, of Brownstown, supervised the facility in Ann Arbor from May 2006 to December 2010, according to the indictment.

Gregory Gorski, who worked as an acting manager of the Ann Arbor vehicle maintenance facility, accepted cash, gift cards, a minivan, thousands of dollars in vehicle repairs and tickets to Detroit Pistons, Detroit Lions and University of Michigan football games from the contractor, the indictment alleges. Gorski, 47, of Canton, was acting manager at the facility from September 2009 to October 2010.

In return, Plumb and Gorski directed repair and maintenance work on Postal Service vehicles to the contractor, the indictment charges.

Also indicted were Denny Robinson, 35, of Brownstown Township; Jeffery Adams, 50, of Copley, Ohio; and Mancer Holmes, 49, of Farmington Hills.



Sat, May 14, 2011 : 1:14 p.m.

M-Live is now reporting the contractor involved (based on a statement by one of the defendants named in this story, Bruce Plumb) as Metro Diesel. <a href="" rel='nofollow'>;utm_medium=feed&amp;</a>


Fri, May 13, 2011 : 11:15 p.m.

Did they think they were corporate CEO's or something?

Patti Smith

Thu, May 12, 2011 : 11:56 p.m.

Um, is anyone else extremely disturbed that living, breathing, feeling women (I'm presuming the prostitutes were women) were being &quot;given&quot; along with cars, tickets, drugs, etc?


Mon, May 16, 2011 : 5:52 p.m.

@Patti Smith....the living, breathing, feeling women (if indeed participated in this) were not &quot;given to the accused, but rather paid for by the contractor... like all of the other items allegedly given, prostitutes are not free


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 11:49 p.m.

It would have been nice if the reporter could have told how the alleged corruption was uncovered.


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 5:46 p.m.

I'm guessing the reason the contractor was probably not named is that it was a small LLC and they are going after the people for criminal charges not fines to the corporation...


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 5:29 p.m.

I don't know what to say at this point, so will say nothing!


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 5:16 p.m.

probably the first and only time a member of the Postal Service acted with efficiency and competency

Top Cat

Thu, May 12, 2011 : 5:04 p.m.

I feel left out that I have never been bribed with prostitutes, cash and cars. I would not accept the bribes but it would be flattering just to be asked.


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 4:48 p.m.

A whole new meaning to &quot;Going Postal&quot; expression

Barking Bear

Thu, May 12, 2011 : 4:40 p.m.

I thought this is standard practice with government people?


Fri, May 13, 2011 : 11:52 a.m.

Note that a &quot;private contractor&quot; did the bribing. If the work had been done by evil gubment types, no bribes would have been put up. Note: see Halliburton and &quot;no-bid contracts&quot;.


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 5:39 p.m.

As if nothing like this ever happens in the private sector?


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 4:45 p.m.

it is in Detroit, but because it made its way out to Ann Arbor its news worthy

Cindy Heflin

Thu, May 12, 2011 : 4:26 p.m.

The contractor was not named in the indictment.

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, May 12, 2011 : 4:37 p.m.

I'm no lawyer... accepting a bribe is a crime but offering a bribe isn't? I always thought if you tried to slip a twenty to a cop to let you off they could throw the cuffs on you. Am i wrong? why is this different?


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 4:21 p.m.

Why is the contractor not named in the story? The names of all others involved in this scheme are now out in the open. Did even ask for the contractors name and name of his/her company? Otherwise, the information for this article is once again, incomplete by staff . Yes I do realize the Freep did not name the contractor as well.... This leave a lot for people to speculate about, which is against rules.


Fri, May 13, 2011 : 12:10 p.m.

They pick and choose when it comes to naming names. They wouldn't name a person actually convicted of stealing from a fraternity in a story a few days ago, because he was medical student from an &quot;important&quot; family.


Thu, May 12, 2011 : 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, what/who was the contractor's source for UofM football tickets?

tom swift jr.

Thu, May 12, 2011 : 4:03 p.m.

&quot;Two supervisers at a U.S. Postal Service facility in Ann Arbor are among five people indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges alleging they got erectile dysfunction drugs, strip club lap dances, cash and cars,&quot; HA!!! I'm gonna bet that the fines, jail time, an loss of job is not going to hurt as much as having the world know that you needed &quot;erectile dysfunction drugs&quot; in order to accept the gifts of prostitutes and lap dances....