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Motor City Madness

Kwame Kilpatrick Convicted

Former Detroit Mayor Guilty On 24 Counts



A jury on Monday convicted former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of most of the federal charges against him—including racketeering conspiracy, extortion and the filing of false tax returns—in a case that accused him of using the mayor’s office to enrich himself and associates, CNN affiliate WDIV-TV reported.

Contractor Bobby Ferguson also was found guilty Monday of racketeering and extortion. Kilpatrick’s father, Bernard Kilpatrick, was found guilty of a single tax count, and not guilty on two others charges, according to WDIV.

Kwame Kilpatrick, the Detroit mayor from 2002 until he resigned in 2008, was the biggest target of a years-long Detroit City Hall corruption probe that led to the convictions of two dozen people, including several of his closest friends and former City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

Ex-Detroit mayor got free trips from pension fund broker, feds say The former mayor was found guilty on 24 of 30 counts in federal court in Detroit. He could face up to 20 years in prison; sentencing did not take place Monday morning.

Federal prosecutors alleged Kilpatrick ran a criminal enterprise through the mayor’s office to enrich himself through bid rigging and extortion, and using nonprofit funds for personal gain.

In September 2008, the ex-mayor pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice stemming from his efforts to cover up an extramarital affair.

He also pleaded no contest to charges of assaulting a police officer who was attempting to serve a subpoena on a Kilpatrick friend in that case.

Kilpatrick could be facing 20 years behind bars. And of course he’s a Democrat. You can tell, because the CNN article doesn’t mention his party affiliation AT ALL.

The comments there are very hot, and mention something about his wife supposedly killing a stripper. That’s a story I’ve heard nothing about, and is not part of this group of convictions.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/11/2013 at 04:49 PM   
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