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BREAKING NEWS: (Detroit) Mayor to Plead Guilty
wxyz.com ^ | September 3, 2008 | staff

Posted on 09/03/2008 2:04:11 PM PDT by abb

(WXYZ) From the Wayne County Prosecutor:

A plea may be imminent in the Kilpatrick text scandal case. It is expected that Defendant Kwame Kilpatrick will plead guilty today at 5:15 p.m.

The plea will be take place before Judge Edward Ewell in Frank Murphy Hall of Justice Courtroom 302.

Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy will be making a brief statement and a press release will be sent out after the plea is entered on the record. On the date of sentencing she will hold a press conference.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; detroit; detroitmayor; kilpatrick; kwame; kwamekilpatrick; mayor
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1 posted on 09/03/2008 2:06:01 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

wonder what all of his supporters will say?

the mayor appeared to be a pompous criminal


2 posted on 09/03/2008 2:07:35 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: abb
So does THIS mean he has to step down as Mayor?

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3 posted on 09/03/2008 2:08:22 PM PDT by Lurker (She's not a lesbian, she doesn't whine, she doesn't hate her country, and she's not afraid of guns.)
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To: abb

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage
Kilpatrick now expected to plead guilty Thursday morning

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage
Kilpatrick may plead guilty


4 posted on 09/03/2008 2:08:52 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: machogirl
wonder what all of his supporters will say?

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5 posted on 09/03/2008 2:10:11 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: abb

I’ll say, it’s the first honorable thing he’s done in this whole affair.


6 posted on 09/03/2008 2:11:17 PM PDT by IncPen (We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass ...)
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To: Lurker
So does THIS mean he has to step down as Mayor?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say no. I'm sure the plea deal will leave him in office for now.

7 posted on 09/03/2008 2:11:38 PM PDT by OCC
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To: machogirl

He’s not the mayor that BHO knew..


8 posted on 09/03/2008 2:12:28 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: abb

why? Nobody bought his “the bitch set me up” defense?


9 posted on 09/03/2008 2:13:01 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Lurker

Awww, he’ll just run again and Detroits stupids will re-elect him.


10 posted on 09/03/2008 2:13:25 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

Not a bad deal if they drop the murdered stripper investigation....


11 posted on 09/03/2008 2:14:37 PM PDT by Swanks
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To: Lurker
So does THIS mean he has to step down as Mayor?

This will qualify him to run for Governor.

12 posted on 09/03/2008 2:16:19 PM PDT by dearolddad (Like $4.00 + gas? Be sure to thank a democrap.)
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To: abb
Kilpatrick text scandal case.

Notice how they reduce this massive corruption to a "text scandal case."

13 posted on 09/03/2008 2:16:32 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: OCC

If he’s pleading guilty to a felony then he has to step down.


14 posted on 09/03/2008 2:16:32 PM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: Lurker

I thought I just heard the other day he went to the State Supreme Court and asked them to remove the Governors suit and set aside her action? Guess it didn’t work.


15 posted on 09/03/2008 2:17:05 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: abb

Smart move.

He was busted , plain and simple.

This way he can preserve a place for himself back in the Democrat party when he gets out of jail.


16 posted on 09/03/2008 2:18:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: dearolddad
This will qualify him to run for Governor.

Or Senator?

17 posted on 09/03/2008 2:18:19 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: abb

Worthy had offered him two previous deals...the first included 120 days in jail...he refused...the second offer included 180 days in jail...I think he might have gotten the hint that the longer he refused the worse it would be for him.


18 posted on 09/03/2008 2:20:20 PM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: machogirl

Bad news for Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZNvC_-RW2Q

IT GETS WORSE:

Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm says “it would be incredibly cynical and wrong” for the GOP to take advantage of the scandal surrounding Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has been charged with conspiracy, perjury, obstruction of justice, misconduct in office, and felony assault.

Kilpatrick is a Democratic super-delegate whom Barack Obama has praised as “doing an outstanding job”

So Barack is off limits on scandals.. He just made himself fair game


19 posted on 09/03/2008 2:21:34 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: netmilsmom

Ping


20 posted on 09/03/2008 2:21:44 PM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: K-oneTexas

Gov’s hearing was scheduled to begin today.


21 posted on 09/03/2008 2:23:26 PM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: Lurker

He’ll run for Governor and win. /sarc off.


22 posted on 09/03/2008 2:24:01 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: abb

5:17 update....

(WXYZ) Action News spoke with Maria Miller, spokesperson for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office that the “imminent” plea deal with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is gone.

Miller would not say why the possible deal that was announced just 25 minutes ago is not going to happen.

She did say negotiations are still going on and both sides will be back in court tomorrow at 9am for a docket conference on both of Kilpatrick’s felony cases.


23 posted on 09/03/2008 2:25:30 PM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: abb

He’ll look good in an orange jumpsuit.

If I were the judge I’d max him out. There is no excuse for a government official committing perjury, and it should be dealt with in the most harsh manner available.


24 posted on 09/03/2008 2:25:56 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: realcleanguy

He IS outstanding. Outstanding at conspiracy, perjury, obstruction of justice, misconduct in office, and felony assault.

‘swhy he got noticed:)


25 posted on 09/03/2008 2:26:05 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Joe Boucher

a-a-a-a-a-hhhh !!!

it took all the way to 10 posts for the Correct-uh-mundo answer

(( and I betcha he gets to walk , .. .. well , maybe 6 months , ... “OH!!! THE HORROR!!!!” ))


26 posted on 09/03/2008 2:27:49 PM PDT by Dad yer funny (FoxNews is morphing , and not for the better ,... internal struggle? Its hard to watch)
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To: Joe Boucher
Awww, he’ll just run again and Detroits stupids will re-elect him.

At this rate, Kurt Russell will soon be starring in "Escape From Detroit."

27 posted on 09/03/2008 2:34:28 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: abb

Obviously this was nothing more than a racist prosecution of an honorable black man.


28 posted on 09/03/2008 2:36:38 PM PDT by Carley
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To: unixfox

Yeah, Carl Levin’s getting long in the tooth...maybe Kwame can get his seat.


29 posted on 09/03/2008 2:36:38 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: abb

If he were a conservative, he’d be done for. As a Dem this is merely a resume enhancer.


30 posted on 09/03/2008 2:37:48 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("With all due respect, Barak Obama isn't half the man that Sarah Palin is"...... Rush Limbaugh)
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To: dearolddad

Kwame Kilpatrick / Marion Barry:
The Democretin Ticket for 2012.


31 posted on 09/03/2008 2:40:08 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: machogirl

>>wonder what all of his supporters will say?

You mean like BHO, who described Kwame as “my good friend”?


32 posted on 09/03/2008 2:46:00 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: abb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMAW8eUgwAw
33 posted on 09/03/2008 2:56:06 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: abb
Action News spoke with Maria Miller, spokesperson for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office that the "imminent" plea deal with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is gone.

Miller would not say why the possible deal that was announced just 25 minutes ago is not going to happen.


They better not be sweetening the deal...it should go the other way. A trial would give Hussein enough of a delay not to help keep him out of office, so I hope they've found some indisputable evidence for the hooker's murder or something and are giving him an ultimatum.
34 posted on 09/03/2008 2:57:45 PM PDT by BobbyT
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To: abb
From Crains Detroit Business:

Plea deal imminent in Kilpatrick case; Hearing to continue
By Bill Shea
LAST MODIFIED: 5:45 p.m., Sep. 3, 2008

Gov. Jennifer Granholm will continue with the hearing on the possible ouster of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick until he is out of office, said Liz Boyd, the governor's press secretary.

Boyd had no other details.

The hearing began Wednesday morning at the request of the city council. A news alert from the Wayne County Circuit Court that Kilpatrick was expected to plead guilty in the text message case came shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, an event that was later moved to Thursday morning.

Kilpatrick will appear before Judge David Groner at 9 a.m. No details on the plea have been made public, and it's unknown if an agreement with the Wayne County prosecutor has been reached.

Today's hearing is expected to wrap up for the night shortly. Kilpatrick lawyer Sharon McPhail is several hours into questioning whistle-blower lawsuit attorney Mike Stefani when news of the likely plea broke.

Granholm was not expected to make a press statement Wednesday evening. -END-

35 posted on 09/03/2008 3:02:06 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (Originality is the art of concealing your sources.)
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To: BobbyT

Oh no! I posted the Crain’s thing before I saw your post. No wonder Grandmole wasn’t going to comment tonight.


36 posted on 09/03/2008 3:04:48 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (Originality is the art of concealing your sources.)
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To: abb

“wonder what all of his supporters will say?”

That’s easy:

‘At least, he’s got more experience that Gov. Palin.’


37 posted on 09/03/2008 3:11:20 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: abb

MOCKING HIM IN OPERA. PAUL POTTS SINGS KWAME KILPATRICK - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o17n9A7IGfE


38 posted on 09/03/2008 3:13:53 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: FreedomPoster

maybe it will go unnoticed by the msm that kwame was bo’s friend? (sarcasm)


39 posted on 09/03/2008 3:16:52 PM PDT by machogirl
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http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080903/METRO/809030405
Two sides differ on whether Kilpatrick will plead guilty


40 posted on 09/03/2008 3:17:48 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080903/METRO/809030417
Beatty takes Fifth Amendment in records lawsuit


41 posted on 09/03/2008 3:18:58 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: realcleanguy

sorry jen, if family and kids are on the radar, so are barack’s friends


42 posted on 09/03/2008 3:21:56 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

lol, even though his misdeeds have been reported, he still “didn’t know”

poor kwame, he just lost his chance for a justice dept. appointment


43 posted on 09/03/2008 3:25:03 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: abb

Thanks for delaying your guilty plea until 9 a.m. Thursday, Mayor Thugee — now you’ll get max coverage to go with your Supermax slam.


44 posted on 09/03/2008 3:25:21 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (Matthew 7:15-16)
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To: dragonblustar

Bush Derangement Syndrome - sadly no cure - combustion or imploding end result


45 posted on 09/03/2008 3:27:00 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: abb

MOCKING KWAME IN OPERA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o17n9A7IGfE


46 posted on 09/03/2008 3:29:08 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: abb

Larry Craig did considerably less , yet it was plastered over the national news for about a week. Can we expect the same for this case? {crickets}


47 posted on 09/03/2008 3:31:12 PM PDT by csvset
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To: machogirl
he just lost his chance for a justice dept. appointment

Yeah but he's a lock for dog catcher.

48 posted on 09/03/2008 3:36:23 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: abb

The b*tch set him up!


49 posted on 09/03/2008 3:37:56 PM PDT by MIT-Elephant ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: abb

Another one under the bus ...

50 posted on 09/03/2008 3:38:55 PM PDT by maggief
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