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BIG-BOX BATTLE
(2008-02-04)
(wgvu) - STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE
INVOLVEMENT OF THE MEIJER DISCOUNT CHAIN IN A FAILED RECALL
ELECTION IN GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY.
A DETECTIVE IS WAITING FOR THE RETAIL GIANT'S INTERNAL PROBE TO
WRAP UP.
DETECTIVE SERGEANT MARK HENSCHELL SAYS THE REVIEW FOR MEIJER
SHOULD FINISH THIS MONTH.
MEIJER HAS SAID IT WOULD COOPERATE.
DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT A GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC RELATIONS BUSINESS
BILLED GRAND RAPIDS-BASED MEIJER AT LEAST $30,000 TO SECRETLY
MANAGE A CAMPAIGN TO RECALL THE ACME TOWNSHIP BOARD.
THE ATTEMPTED RECALL AROSE FROM A DEBATE OVER PROPOSED
CONSTRUCTION OF A MEIJER STORE.
IT'S ILLEGAL FOR CORPORATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE TO POLITICAL
CAMPAIGNS.
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