Ex-Cobo head faces sentencing for kickbacks; Feds says he gave information on Monica Conyers

“A lawyer for a former head of Detroit’s Cobo Center is trying to keep him out of prison, saying he’s suffered enough through a long corruption investigation by the FBI,” reports the Associated Press.

“Lou Pavledes will appear in federal court Thursday to receive his punishment for concealing nearly $100,000 in kickbacks from a Cobo contractor.

“Federal authorities say he supplied substantial assistance in their ongoing investigation of corruption in Detroit government. They’re recommending no more than 11 months in prison.”