Downstate Man Accused of Fraud in Cheboygan Pleads No Contest

A downstate man accused of committing crimes in Northern Michigan pleased no contest to fraud charges in Cheboygan after accusations he scammed local businesses. No contest does not admit guilt but does mean that the suspect, Bruno Novel is willing to accept the punishment. Troopers say Novel tricked people into thinking he could offer governmental contracts to provide services to fleet vehicles. During the investigation Troopers discovered child pornography on Novel's cell phone. Novel pleaded guilty to that charge.