A federal court has reportedly sentenced a former Detroit Health Department lead-paint inspector to serve 46 months in prison and 24 additional months of supervised release for wire fraud after he pleaded guilty to accepting cash to provide a clean bill of health to homes in which he had either not inspected or provided fraudulent lead-removal training. Court documents reveal that defendant Donald Patterson accepted cash between October 2008 and August 2009 for falsely certifying that homes were free of lead. He also certified falsely that lead hazards had been abated in houses where children were exposed. See EPA Press Release, February 8, 2011.