Developing: Rep. Inman indicted for trying to sell his prevailing wage vote

State Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg)
Updated, 11:24 a.m.

State Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) has been indicted on charges he attempted to solicit bribes last summer in exchange for a vote in favor of keeping the state’s prevailing wage law, which was ultimately repealed.

According to a federal grand jury indictment, Inman sent text messages to representatives from the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCC) seeking money in exchange for his “no”* vote on the repeal of the law that mandates union-level wages for certain public construction projects. Inman ultimately voted to repeal the law.

The seven-page indictment charges Inman with attempted extortion, bribery and lying to an FBI agent.

If convicted of the charges, Inman could face up to 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

This story has been corrected with Inman’s correct vote. This is a developing story and will be updated with additional information.

Nick Manes
Nick Manes covers West Michigan, business and labor, health care and the safety net. He previously spent six years as a reporter at MiBiz covering commercial real estate, economic development and all manner of public policy at the local and state levels. His byline also has appeared in Route Fifty and The Daily Beast. When not reporting around the state or furiously tweeting, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Krista, biking around his hometown of Grand Rapids and torturing himself rooting for the Detroit Lions.

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