Skip to comments.Detroit ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick turned City Hall into a den of bribes, prosecutor says
Posted on 09/21/2012 11:17:17 PM PDT by South40
DETROIT -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick conspired with his father and best friend to turn City Hall into a den of bribes and kickbacks, a prosecutor said Friday as jurors heard opening statements in Kilpatrick's corruption trial.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Chutkow gave jurors a 40-minute overview of what they'll see and hear in the months ahead. He said Kilpatrick was an enthusiastic rising star in Michigan politics who moved from the state Legislature, then enriched himself with hundreds of thousands of dollars by muscling contractors, fooling political supporters and rigging city business.
"This was not politics as usual," Chutkow said. "This was extortion, bribery, fraud. ... They broke their oath to serve this city. It was the citizens of the city of Detroit who were left holding the short end of the stick."
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Gee, after three decades of destructive Detroit rule by Communist Party hack Coleman Young, Kwame is a piker, but jail is still a fitting new home.
Detroit reminds me of the movie “Phantasm” where an evil killer wipes out town after town. Coleman, Kwame, same difference.
Angus Scrimm rules!
I’m quite certain Obama has done the exact same thing in Washington.
Pay to play.
Reward your friends, punish your enemies.
The democrats tell us who they are every chance they get, but America is too stupid to listen.
Gotta keep up with the Kardashians or whatever.
If he gets a predominantly black jury he’ll go scot free even though he’s guilty as all hell.
I wonder if he's a Democrat.
It reminds me of the time I was on another political forum about 7 years ago and I stated that Detroit was hopelessly corrupt, especially due to 5 decades of uninterrupted Democrat rule.
A state representative (from Detroit, Black Democrat) got mad at my comments and responded, stating there was no corruption and that Detroit was “on the move” (yeah, over 1.3 million folks voting with their feets in fleeing en masse since the 1950s, absolutely without equal for a single locale in the history of the United States), and that it was the “Mecca of (leftist) Black intellectual thought, action, and planning for America.” That he didn’t recognize how truly sad a statement that was is quite telling.
He capped it by saying they wouldn’t go back to the “bad old days” (y’know, when Detroit had 2 million citizens with a white majority, a half-dozen members of Congress, low unemployment, booming economy, one of the most beautiful cities in the nation, and Republican-run, as it was until Al Cobo died in 1957).
About a week or so after he made the remarks, he was indicted for corruption... and he was promptly reelected with about 97% of the vote.
What K-wammee needs is a stout rope and a fine hangin’.
I can’t decide whether they’re too stupid to listen, or if they fully understand it and admire it.
They’re all in the pocket of Matty Maroun who somehow manages to stay clean.
Any brother who sticks it to whitey is a hero. Kwame blew it, though, because he didn’t spread the payoff sauce thick enough to satisfy his fellow brothers. That brings down bad ju-ju every single time. So take heed, dear brothers. You be ripping off whitey is fine, but spread the sauce on the palm of your brothers or you be scrubbing trashcans in cellblock A.
Ah, they owned the "Chicago Politics" franchise in Detroit.
A smart prosecutor will paint him as a man who didn’t give back to the people.
What is it about blacks in elective office and the abuse of power?
Most are like kids robbing candy stores with no thought for what happens when they get to the exit door with bulging pockets and a trail of dropped candy behind.
The only real differences between Kwame Kilpatrick and Barack Obama is that Kwame Kilpatrick doesn’t have the media protection Obama has and Kwame Kilpatrick had a longer period of time to fleece his sheep.
Audit, analyze, indict, prosecute, convict, and add asset seizure to that jail time.
I will be surprised if less than $100B has been stolen by the current mal-administration!
It is the thought of jail that will drive Obama and his cronies to desperation in November.
We must not fail in this fight!
S.O.P is Democrat-run cities.
s/b S.O.P. in Democrat-run cities.
LOL, you might have told me about that before, what was the guys’s name?
George Cushingberry, Jr.
His suckipedia article doesn’t mention his indictment, I guess he beat the rap. It also doesn’t mention the fact that he didn’t run again in 2010 due to term limits.
There’s a blog that must be run by his boyfriend or something.