Businessman accused of stealing campaign signs


BLOOMFIELD HILLS — An elected official has been charged with stealing the campaign signs of a school board candidate.

Stuart Sherr is a businessman and a member of the Bloomfield Hills City Commission.

He's accused of illegally removing the yard signs of Anjali Prasad, a former federal prosecutor who lost a bid last fall for the local school board.

Sherr, who had Prasad's signs in the trunk of his Jaguar, has pleaded not guilty.

The Detroit Free Press reports that he told police he removed signs at the request of property owners, but property owners disputed his statement. Sherr said the signs were a threat to safety.

Prasad said she lost about 90 signs before she went to police with home video of a theft.

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