Probe May Upend Bert Johnson’s Redemption Story

Probe may upend Bert Johnson’s redemption story

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Federal authorities are investigating state Sen. Bert Johnson, seen in 2013, for payroll irregularities in his Lansing office.(Photo: The Detroit News / David Coates)Buy Photo

Bert Johnson was preparing to leave prison more than two decades ago when — as he recounts it — a corrections officer casually told him, “I’ll see you when you get back.”
The Highland Park Democrat, now a second-term state senator who also served four years in the Michigan House, says he vowed then that the next time he returned to prison would be as someone “representing folks” and helping those inside — not as …

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