Ambassador Bridge Owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun Could Face Possible Jail Time

Judge tells Ambassador Bridge owner’s lawyers he’ll decide on receivership without more testimony

By Matt Helms
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer

A Wayne County judge told lawyers for billionaire Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun on Thursday that he was unlikely to allow any additional testimony before he decides next month whether to put a major construction project near the border crossing into receivership.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentis Edwards, who found Moroun’s Detroit International Bridge Co. in contempt last month, said he will rule Jan. 12 on appointing a receiver to complete the bridge company’s long-delayed portion of a project to build ramps connecting the Ambassador to nearby freeways.

Edwards wants Moroun, 84, to appear before him next month for civil contempt penalties that could include fines and jail time.

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