Ambassador Bridge Company Owner Moroun Ordered To Jail For Contempt [View all]
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DETROIT (AP) -- A judge ordered the 84-year-old owner of Detroit's Ambassador Bridge to jail Thursday for failing to meet court orders on a construction project linking the span to adjacent interstates.
Wayne County Judge Prentis Edwards said Manuel "Matty" Moroun and top lieutenant Dan Stamper will stay in jail until they comply with a 2010 order to get the work going. It's unclear how long they'll stay behind bars.
"It is clear that the Detroit International Bridge Co. does not intend to comply with the court orders unless meaningful sanctions are imposed," Edwards said.
Lawyers for Moroun and Stamper asked Edwards to suspend his decision so they could appeal, but the judge declined.