Three Former Michigan Public Media Employees Charged With Embezzlement
March 16, 2006 at 11:28 AM (PT)
Three former MICHIGAN PUBLIC MEDIA employees, including former Deputy Director MICHAEL COLEMAN, have been charged with felony embezzlement while working for the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-owned radio and TV operation. COLEMAN, now GM of DETROIT PUBLIC RADIO's WDET/DETROIT, was charged along with former MPM employees JEREMY NORDQUIST and JUSTIN EBRIGHT with one count each of embezzlement and conspiracy to embezzle.
The DETROIT FREE PRESS reports that the NORDQUIST was charged with taking items including a pool table, rugs,a golf club membership, food and drink, massages, and money; EBRIGHT's charges include taking TIGERS tickets, a rug, a golf club membership, patio furniture, landscaping srvices, books, plants, food, alcohol, and money; and COLEMAN allegedly took airline tickets and lodging, food and alcohol, and money. MPM operates WUOM/ANN ARBOR and stations in GRAND RAPIDS and FLINT.