Next door to where Bobby Ferguson is standing trial in the City Hall corruption case, his former employee avoided a prison sentence Monday for her role in a bid-rigging case that ended in a mistrial this summer.
Tabitha Goodner of Harper Woods was fined $5,000 by U.S. District Judge David Lawson. The sentence came 17 months after Goodner reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
From the plea deal:
“According to court documents, the activity took place in January of 2008 and involved falsifying documents submitted to the Michigan State Transportation Commission by Bobby W. Ferguson’s company Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. The false documents were submitted as part of an effort to allow Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. to bid on, perform and receive payment for public works projects awarded by the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Last month, a suburban contractor linked to Ferguson, was sentenced to two years probation for his role in the bid-rigging case.
Ferguson will be retried on bid-rigging charges in April, after the City Hall corruption case.