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January 27, 2012 > Private club sent dinner to billionaire in jail

Private club sent dinner to billionaire in jail

Submitted By AP Wire Service

DETROIT (AP) - The wealthiest inmate at the Wayne County jail didn't have to eat jail chow.

The sheriff tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/x92Kaj) that billionaire Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel ``Matty'' Moroun had dinner sent over from the Detroit Athletic Club on Thursday night.

Moroun and bridge company president Dan Stamper were released from jail Friday by the Michigan appeals court. They were sent there by a judge who's fed up with delays in a construction project linking the bridge to area interstates.

Sheriff Benny Napoleon says Moroun's lawyer asked that the 84-year-old be allowed to have carry-out from the club known as the DAC. He cited Moroun's age and health.

The sheriff's chief of staff approved the request. Stamper had a bite, too, although it's not known what the men ate.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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