Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 10, 2008




Detroit News:

Fanchon Stinger, a recently suspended anchorwoman for Fox 2 Detroit, was paid by Synagro Technologies Inc. in connection with a multimillion-dollar city sludge contract that is under investigation by the FBI, a Synagro spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. Last September, less than two months before the Synagro deal was approved in a 5-4 vote by the Detroit City Council, Stinger formed the media consulting and public speaking company Stinger Strategies LLC, records show. Synagro paid Stinger Strategies an undisclosed sum to place media advertisements in connection with the city sludge contract, Synagro spokeswoman Darci McConnell of McConnell Communications said Wednesday. Synagro hired Stinger at the recommendation of Rayford W. Jackson, a Detroit businessman who was Synagro's local partner in the deal and who is under FBI investigation, one person familiar with the transaction said... TV anchor promoted sludge deal (Thu, 7/10)



Detroit Free Press:

Onetime WJBK-TV (Channel 2) Problem Solver Fanchon Stinger may have some problems of her own because of her newly revealed ties to a controversial sludge company. A spokeswoman for Synagro Technologies confirmed today that Stinger's company, Stinger Strategies, helped the company with advertising by choosing time slots and outlets for its commercials. The spokeswoman, Darci McConnell of McConnell Communications, would not say today how much Stinger received for her work... Fox TV anchor Fanchon Stinger promoted troubled sludge deal (Thu, 7/10)







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