Stealth video of 71-year-old Warren Mayor Jim Fouts shows him holding hands with his 25-year-old secretary after the pair slipped out of city hall for a trip to Chicago.
A private investigator captured the video as the apparent couple went to dinner, strolled down Michigan Avenue and held hands.
Suspicions of an affair were intensified in December when Fouts gave his secretary, Amanda Mika, an 11% pay raise while cutting employee health care options.
To critics of Fouts, the video is payback. In 2011, a top mayoral aide hired a private investigator to follow Fouts’ opponents.
“Here’s what happened when the tables were turned,” the video boasts.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.