LANSING — The former city manager of Troy, Brian Kischnick, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty on charges of receiving roughly $20,000 in bribes from a local contractor. Kischnick served as city manager from 2012 until his firing in March 2018, which came following an unrelated domestic violence incident. In response, state Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) issued the following statement:

 “Ethical conduct is the first, most important job for our government leaders. Michiganders deserve government officials that act ethically and with only the wellbeing of their communities at heart. This is a disturbing example of someone using their position of power to their personal benefit, and it is important that we strengthen our laws to better hold bad actors accountable, increase transparency throughout all levels of government, and ensure this type of unethical behavior can’t happen in the first place.”