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Ex-Detroit Mayor Ordered to Pay Over $300,000 ( Kwame Kilpatrick )
wsj ^ | JANUARY 20, 2010 | ALEX P. KELLOGG

Posted on 01/20/2010 6:03:27 PM PST by george76

A Michigan judge on Wednesday ordered former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay more than $300,000 to taxpayers in the next three months to avoid returning to jail, including nearly a quarter million in loans from a trio of prominent businessman that he hadn't previously disclosed.

The flamboyant former mayor has been in and out of court in recent months after being accused by local prosecutors of trying to avoid payment of $1 million in restitution he owes the city stemming from multiple felony convictions, including perjury.

Mr. Kilpatrick, a former college football player who was known as the "hip hop" mayor, agreed in the fall of 2008 to pay the restitution after admitting he perjured himself by lying about an affair with his chief of staff and paying out millions of city dollars in part to keep it quiet.

Mr. Kilpatrick, who has served a stint in jail already, has paid about $80,000 in restitution so far, but last year tried to reduce his payments to just $6 a month saying he was unable to make ends meet.

Separately, a former aide was indicted for bribery by the Justice Department Wednesday. The aide is accused of multiple counts of bribery and extortion.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: kilpatrick; kwame; kwamekilpatrick

1 posted on 01/20/2010 6:03:28 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Yeah. That’ll happen.


2 posted on 01/20/2010 6:04:40 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (I Upped My Monthly Donation To FR....Now, Up Yours.....)
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To: george76; cardinal4

I’m SO proud to be a son of the Motor City.


3 posted on 01/20/2010 6:04:46 PM PST by Ax ("To Err Is Human, To Arrrrr Is Pirate.")
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To: george76

Well, this POS has moved to Dallas area in Texas.
Lucky to them. /S
He should be in jail.


4 posted on 01/20/2010 6:05:43 PM PST by 9422WMR
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To: george76

Gee, he’s gonna have to sell a few fancy suits...


5 posted on 01/20/2010 6:06:32 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
A picture

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

6 posted on 01/20/2010 6:09:35 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Ax

I’m just so happy to say I was born there.


7 posted on 01/20/2010 6:09:45 PM PST by kempster
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To: george76; sit-rep; CSM; Taffini; Westlander; PGalt; cripplecreek; Hot Tabasco

I’ll kick in $6.00. Oh, wait, I just spent it on lunch. Sorry, Kwame.


8 posted on 01/20/2010 6:12:17 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL


9 posted on 01/20/2010 6:15:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: kempster; Ax

Damn!

I feel bad enough just having been to Detroit...........


10 posted on 01/20/2010 6:17:51 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker

Send your donations to....


11 posted on 01/20/2010 6:19:45 PM PST by kempster
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To: cripplecreek

Anybody got the video of the Kwamee defender complaining that he only went to Windsor, “its not like he left the country or anything”?

LOL


12 posted on 01/20/2010 6:20:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: george76

Kwamee a river.


13 posted on 01/20/2010 6:20:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Eaker

He can see Canada from his front porch.


14 posted on 01/20/2010 6:22:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: kempster

Sorry, I already logged off ..............

;<)


15 posted on 01/20/2010 6:24:56 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: george76

“It’s hard out there for a pimp”


16 posted on 01/20/2010 6:25:20 PM PST by isom35
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To: cripplecreek

Well there is that!


17 posted on 01/20/2010 6:25:56 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker

Youtube has a great collection of Detroit city council meetings starring Monica Conyers. I wish I could get this on my cable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1zaX91p14w


18 posted on 01/20/2010 6:32:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: george76

Kwame had some nice three piece suits. I’ll give him that...


19 posted on 01/20/2010 6:32:15 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: george76

All the liquor stores and corner gas n go’s better arm up, cause Kwame’s gonna come callin soon lookin to “collect”.


20 posted on 01/20/2010 7:56:43 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL...go Larry


21 posted on 01/20/2010 9:09:33 PM PST by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: kempster

It was probably nice then.


22 posted on 01/20/2010 9:10:36 PM PST by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: Ax

They should throw his hippity-hoppity ass in jail and give him a six dollar credit towards his fine for each day his corrupt butt is in there, until it’s paid off.
I grew up in the formerly-great City of Detroit, and it’s POS’s like him that brought it to the state it is in now.


23 posted on 01/20/2010 10:20:11 PM PST by gigster
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To: george76

$6 a month?!?!?! He’s so poor he can’t even pay attention.


24 posted on 01/20/2010 10:31:15 PM PST by glorgau
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To: cripplecreek
And don't forget the classic youtube video of momma Caroline Cheeks Kilpatrick: "HE DIN'T JUS COME UP IN HERE ALL BY HIS-SELF! Y'ALL PUT HIM UP IN HERE!"

I'm at work and youtube is blocked on our computers or I'd post it.

25 posted on 01/21/2010 4:59:43 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: FrdmLvr

LOL they could make a Deetroit city council sitcom “Citcom”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFunr5TAlMA


26 posted on 01/21/2010 9:11:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: george76
Even-money bet, anyone?: Kwame is expecting Obama to grant his ass a presidential pardon.
27 posted on 01/22/2010 10:53:03 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

I’m sure he’s, uh, appropriated much more than that. Thanks grellis.


28 posted on 01/22/2010 3:46:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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