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Breaking: Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick indicted on federal fraud, tax charges
MLIVE ^ | 06/23/10 | Various

Posted on 06/23/2010 1:45:24 PM PDT by Kieri

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been indicted on federal fraud and tax charges.

Federal prosecutors say the alleged scheme is related to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, a tax-exempt fund that was supposed to pay for voter education and other purposes.

Instead, Kilpatrick is accused of using it as a slush fund to take cash payments for himself, friends and relatives.

In an indictment filed Wednesday, he's accused of failing to report at least $640,000 in taxable income between 2003 and 2008, which includes money, private jet flights and personal expenses paid by the civic fund.

The government says he used the money to pay for yoga and golf lessons, golf clubs, summer camp for his kids, personal travel, moving expenses, as well as "counter-surveillance and anti-bugging equipment."

He'll be arraigned July 13.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner sentenced Kilpatrick to up to five years in prison on May 25 for violating probation stemming from his conviction for lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff. The 2008 criminal case forced him out of office.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: braking; corruptdems; crook; cultureofcorruption; democrats; detroit; fraud; kwamekilpatrick; taxes
It's about time!
1 posted on 06/23/2010 1:45:26 PM PDT by Kieri
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To: Kieri

Notice... they didn’t mention that Kilpatrick is a DummyCRAP.


2 posted on 06/23/2010 1:47:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kieri

Dumb, Democrat, and a crook.


3 posted on 06/23/2010 1:47:47 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: Kieri

His defense: racist personal attack by an out of control government agency. Take bets?


4 posted on 06/23/2010 1:48:04 PM PDT by macquire
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To: SandRat

I could be generous and say it’s because there hasn’t been a republican in office in Detroit for over 40 years...

...but I know better.


5 posted on 06/23/2010 1:48:59 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: bmwcyle

“Dumb, Democrat, and a crook.”

#####

Why the redundancies?


6 posted on 06/23/2010 1:49:47 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Kieri

So where is the indictment of Rangle, Frank, Dodd, etc?


7 posted on 06/23/2010 1:50:20 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Kieri

So when are they going to look into Annenberg?


8 posted on 06/23/2010 1:52:13 PM PDT by marron
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To: Kieri

in 5...4...3...2...

9 posted on 06/23/2010 1:54:47 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: Kieri

Speaking of taxes, didn’t MO say they just paid off their college loans but it wasn’t listed on their income tax?


10 posted on 06/23/2010 1:56:00 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Islander7
So where is the indictment of Rangle, Frank, Dodd, etc?

Rangel was told to forget about it,

Dodd got a sweetheart deal on his,

and Barney won't even get a swat on the Fannie.

11 posted on 06/23/2010 1:57:10 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Kieri

This is good news but I’ll save my elation until and if the day comes when there is an indictment of one of the biggest tax-cheats in the history of government, Charlie Rangel (D) NY.


12 posted on 06/23/2010 1:57:15 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Kieri

Hey look at that. He’s not a member of a political party, or at least that’s what the news story seems to indicate.


13 posted on 06/23/2010 1:59:01 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: EyeGuy

Because bmwcyle is from the Department of Redundancy Department!


14 posted on 06/23/2010 2:00:30 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Kieri

>scheme is related to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, a tax-exempt fund that was supposed to pay for voter education...

This is so disgusting of these racist scumbags it’s impossible to laugh at them.


15 posted on 06/23/2010 2:04:59 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Kieri
(D)


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

16 posted on 06/23/2010 2:05:44 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Kieri

Innocent!

Now move along, nothing more to see here...!

17 posted on 06/23/2010 2:11:59 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Comedian

Post of the day!


18 posted on 06/23/2010 2:17:25 PM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: Kieri

Enjoy prison scumbag.


19 posted on 06/23/2010 2:18:16 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Kieri

Couldn’t happen to a nicer big black bumbling buffoon.


20 posted on 06/23/2010 2:20:11 PM PDT by ZX12R (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!)
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To: soycd
scheme is related to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, a tax-exempt fund that was supposed to pay for voter education...

I sure hope the voters learned that Democrats are crooks.

21 posted on 06/23/2010 2:20:57 PM PDT by eggman (Grab a mop Mr. Gibbs! Your boss is making another mess.)
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To: Kieri

Add these charges to assualting police officers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_3DmqCvVgs&feature=fvst

As I said before, scumbag.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 2:22:26 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Kieri

What took so long?

Oh, I know that answer....DemocRAT!


23 posted on 06/23/2010 2:25:56 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Gabrial
Here he is getting 5 years in prison?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/05/25/VI2010052502699.html

How many crimes did this scum commit?

24 posted on 06/23/2010 2:27:02 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Speaking of DemocRATS.

Is cold cash Jefferson in prison yet? I haven’t seen anything
about that in awhile.


25 posted on 06/23/2010 2:28:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: SandRat
"Notice... they didn’t mention that Kilpatrick is a DummyCRAP."

What else, pray tell, would an ex-Detroit mayor named "Kwame" be?

26 posted on 06/23/2010 2:30:47 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Kieri

As a DummyCrap his only crime was in getting caught.


27 posted on 06/23/2010 2:43:33 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kieri
As Piglosi campaigned on in 2006, “THE PARTY OF CORRUPTION”. She just had the wrong party identified.
28 posted on 06/23/2010 2:46:10 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Gen Kachinga Cheatchusuckah's musings.

" This is so racist. I can't wait to get back to Nigeria and start my emails
up again using my identity as Gen Kachinga Cheatchusuckah who has access
to Idi Amin's secret gold stash in a Swiss broom closet."

29 posted on 06/23/2010 2:57:36 PM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: Liz

I see you too sent money to him after he emailed us...< /humor >


30 posted on 06/23/2010 3:08:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kieri

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

31 posted on 06/23/2010 3:09:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Gabrial

The feds may not be done with Kwame. These indictments were in response to the thousands he fleeced from a so-called “voter education fund.”

I think there’s more to come, and more names that will be added.


32 posted on 06/23/2010 3:27:26 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

NO! He is not in jail...

June 23, 2010

Jefferson, who turned 63 in March, remains free, pending resolution of the appeal of the guilty verdicts returned by a Virginia jury last August on 11 of the 16 counts charged by the Justice Department.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III sentenced Jefferson in November to 13 years in prison, most of which relate to what prosecutors said was a scheme in which he demanded, and in some cases, received payments from business executives to family-owned businesses in return for his help getting contracts in Western Africa.

A key argument in his appeal is likely to be over Jefferson’s contention that his actions weren’t related to his official duties, thereby voiding the bribery-related charges, an argument that Ellis rejected during trial.

Once the transcripts are filed with the court, the 4th Circuit will set dates for Jefferson’s attorneys to file briefs, for the prosecutors to file their response and then for Jefferson to file his response. At some point, the court will set a date for oral arguments, likely before a three-judge panel.

It usually takes between eight and 12 months for a ruling once a briefing schedule is set. But before a schedule can be set, the transcripts must be filed.

On another matter, Judge Ellis has ruled that Jefferson, whose travel is restricted to the New Orleans area and Washington D.C., where his lawyers have offices, could make three trips.

One is to attend the funeral Saturday for his sister Brenda, who died May 17, before she was expected to testify at an upcoming criminal trial for Jefferson’s brother, Mose, who is serving a 10-year sentence from another criminal case.

Jefferson was also given permission by Ellis to travel to Biloxi, Miss., with his wife, Andrea, in June so they can celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.

The former nine-term congressman also was granted permission by Ellis to travel to Washington between May 31, and June 6. Normally, he wouldn’t need the court’s permission to visit Washington, but Jefferson’s lawyers said Jefferson wants to oversee repairs on his Washington D.C. townhouse, which he hopes to sell. The proceeds could become an issue in his bankruptcy filing in New Orleans Bankruptcy Court.

The Justice Department didn’t object to the travel, as long as arrangements are made for his travel to be monitored by a GPS monitoring device. Jefferson’s lawyers said that would be no problem, and Ellis approved the arrangement this week.


33 posted on 06/23/2010 3:34:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kieri

Smells more like a Presidential Pardon and appointment as CZAR of Slush Funds...

TT


34 posted on 06/23/2010 3:58:27 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: Kieri

Why do so many stories about Democrats contain the words “indicted”, “fraud”, “corrupt”, “nothing happened”, “alleged”?


35 posted on 06/23/2010 4:01:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Nice Suit! Wonder what that cost his constituents.

TT


36 posted on 06/23/2010 4:02:58 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: Kieri

Head are going to roll when Holder finally hears about this. If the Black Panthers get a pass, Kwame the Commie can surely use an ‘equal justice’ defense, that is, if it actually is prosecuted.


37 posted on 06/23/2010 4:15:15 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: kcvl

Good Lord, what a bunch of crap.

He’s walking free. He’ll be deceased before
he spends any hard time.


38 posted on 06/23/2010 5:33:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Liz

There’s that down-turned democRAT mouth.
He ain’t grinning now. He always looked so cocky.

Well he ain’t no black pantha that helps out at voting places
so guess he’s not on 0’s short list.


39 posted on 06/23/2010 5:40:53 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Kieri; All
There is more to the story>

Monica Conyers is going to the big house for 37 months in Sept. Her husband is John Conyers.

Kawame's Mommy got a Subpoena from the Feds.

The question is, is this why they ramed health care through because they may end up loosing a couple of votes because they are headed for "Da-Biga-House" as they might say on the Soprano's...

40 posted on 06/23/2010 5:50:47 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Kieri

SURPRISE, SUPRISE


41 posted on 06/23/2010 6:03:14 PM PDT by bt579 (ANyone else tired of letting the gov't watch as Muslims colonize the greatest nation on Earth?)
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To: Kieri
It's about time!

I'll say.

In an indictment filed Wednesday, he's accused of failing to report at least $640,000 in taxable income between 2003 and 2008, which includes money, private jet flights and personal expenses paid by the civic fund.

He lives large off 'perks' while his city and his constituents and perhaps even some of his staff crash and burn, truly despicable.

42 posted on 06/23/2010 6:35:31 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Kieri

Good. Maybe now he’ll finally get the hell out of North Texas.


43 posted on 06/23/2010 9:06:14 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bmwcyle
Dumb, Democrat, and a crook.

What else do you expect from a political party with a LONG history of political scandal right from its very beginnings? Does anyone remember William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, who ran the infamous Tammany Society, perhaps the most scandalous political machine in American history? And how it defined Democratic Party politics, in many ways even to this day?

44 posted on 06/24/2010 4:34:41 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Kieri

Wasn’t there also a suspicion he was involved in a murder of a girl?


45 posted on 06/24/2010 7:08:49 AM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: Kieri

Hey, mom has something to say to you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twRPO7DQoL4&feature=related


46 posted on 06/24/2010 7:25:07 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Kieri

I wonder if “Kwame” means dumb as a frick’n rock.


47 posted on 06/24/2010 9:47:14 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: digger48
"...and Barney won't even get a swat on the Fannie."

Much to his dismay, no doubt.

48 posted on 06/25/2010 4:39:51 AM PDT by RightOnline
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