Appeals court won’t reconsider ruling on jailing of Ambassador Bridge officials

By Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Detroit ā€” The Michigan Court of Appeals has denied a request by the Detroit International Bridge Co. to review a decision that upheld the right of a Wayne County judge to jail Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun and his top aide, Dan Stamper.

In its ruling Friday morning, the court said, “The application for leave to appeal is denied for failure to persuade the court of the immediate appellate review.”

On Jan. 12, Moroun and Stamper were jailed by Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentis Edwards on civil contempt charges for failing to comply with his Feb. 1, 2010, orders to complete the DIBC’s portion of the Gateway Project.

Moroun and Stamper were ordered to jail until they completed their portion of the $230 million project or “until they no longer had the authority to do so,” according to Edwards.

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