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Dearborn Heights Councilman Raymond Muscat and
Neighbor Nicholas Diedo are Charged in Dispute

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Dearborn Heights City Councilman Raymond Muscat, 64, (DOB: 04/18/1954) and Nicholas Diedo, 35, (DOB: 05/02/1983). Both men were neighbors who lived next door to each other in the 2600 block of Havelock in Dearborn Heights.

On December 8, 2018 at 3:12 p.m., Dearborn Heights police were dispatched to Mr. Muscat's house. It is alleged that earlier on the same day, Mr. Diedo dumped newspapers on Mr. Muscat's porch and was observed walking away. It is alleged that Mr. Diedo previously dumped newspapers on Mr. Muscat's porch several times. When Mr. Muscat called out to Mr. Diedo to speak with him, Mr. Diedo went into his house and closed the door. It is alleged that Mr. Muscat pounded on the door and when Mr. Diedo opened it, Mr. Muscat forced his entire body inside the house. Mr. Muscat did not have permission to enter the house at that time. Once Mr. Muscat was inside the house, it is alleged that there was a fight between the two men that eventually ended outside on Mr. Diedo's porch.

Defendant Muscat is charged with one count of Home Invasion Third Degree, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years.* Muscat was arraigned today in 19th District Court in Dearborn and received a $1000/10% bond. The next court date is on May 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The casecannot be heard in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights where Defendant Muscat holds political office.

Defendant Diedo has been charged with one count of Trespassing, a misdemeanor with a 30-day maximum penalty.* The arraignment date and time for Diedo will be updated at a later time.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.