Skip to comments.Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick convicted of racketeering in corruption trial
Posted on 03/11/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of racketeering conspiracy after prosecutors said he presided over a breathtaking profit machine by rigging contracts and demanding bribes.
The racketeering count carries up to 20 years in prison. Kilpatrick was convicted of at least six other criminal counts and acquitted of one, and jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict on two. Kilpatrick was charged with 30 federal crimes. The verdict was still being delivered in federal court in Detroit.
Jurors began deliberating Feb. 18.
Kilpatrick, 42, was charged with bribery, extortion and tax evasion
Prosecutors said that Kilpatrick, a Democrat, steered $83 million in city contracts to Ferguson in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. They also told jurors that the ex-mayor raided his own nonprofit for personal expenses.
Kilpatricks lawyer told jurors that Kilpatrick never extorted anyone and that he only helped Ferguson win city business because he knew Ferguson would hire people who live in Detroit.
Kilpatrick was considered a rising Democratic star when he was elected in 2001, but his tenure was scarred by allegations of cronyism, nepotism and out-of-control spending.
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All together now...
And one very suspicious unsolved murder...
Happy St. Patty’s Day Kwame, you steaming turd!
Detroit Denby, Class of 67.
Just a typical democrat. Only difference is he was caught.
Two prominent black Dem pols (JJJr and KK) go down under federal attack.
Apparently they didn’t pay enough in tribute to Baraq and WithHolder.
He's gotta' be highly electable . . . look at these two scumbags
Bill Clinton: rape, sexual predator, thief, drug abuse, traitor, perjurer
Hillary Clinton: thief, liar, perjurer, possible accessory to murder, abuser of a corpse, obstructor of justice, traitor
WIKI-—Kwame’s mother, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick’s, 2008 Congressional campaign was plagued by controversy surrounding her son and his involvement in a text messaging sex scandal. However, Kilpatrick narrowly won....in a predominatly Black district she had previously won in a rout.
In 2010, she was again challenged in the Democratic primary...and lost.
NPR and CBS News both noted that throughout her re-election campaign, she was dogged by questions about her son, Kwame Kilpatrick, who is in prison on numerous corruption charges. Michigan Live reported that her election defeat could in part be attributed to Kwame’s scandals....and those of her ex-husband.
Kilpatrick married then divorced Bernard Nathaniel Kilpatrick, with whom she also has a daughter Ayanna. She has six grandsons, including two sets of twins.
Both her husband and son were on trial under an 89-page felony indictment.
It's too bad someone doesn't do an annual "rising Democratic star" list, or a "Top 40 Democrats under 40" - and then do a follow up 10 years later. Guarantee that most of them will be doing time for bribery, tax evasion, or some other crime.
Typical big-city DIMocRAT family. Move along, Citizenj...there’s nothing to see here.
Typical big-city DIMocRAT family. Move along, Citizen...there’s nothing to see here.
...prosecutors said he presided over a breathtaking profit machine by rigging contracts and demanding bribes. The racketeering count carries up to 20 years in prison. Kilpatrick was convicted of at least six other criminal counts and acquitted of one, and jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict on two. Kilpatrick was charged with 30 federal crimes. The verdict was still being delivered in federal court in Detroit... Kilpatrick, 42, was charged with bribery, extortion and tax evasion
Cronyism, nepotism and out-of-control spending.
That just about covers the democrat party and the base approves,business as usual.
Now it means "Prison Biatch"
And they will have done incredible damage on the way. All the cities run by these people are devolving into chaos.
The jurors must be racists.
I wonder if the HNIC will wear his britches low in the pen...
Naive? Well meaning?
How about just plain evil?
African leadership at its finest. See buttface obama for a greater scale. 3rd world leaders have no place in US politics, imho.
“It’s too bad someone doesn’t do an annual “rising Democratic star” list, or a “Top 40 Democrats under 40” - and then do a follow up 10 years later. “
You mean a sort of “Where are They Now” list?
Well, here’s one that works on the flip side, FROM Criminal TO Legislator!
Who knew it could work the other way?
“Kilpatrick convicted of racketeering in corruption trial”
Because the rules are different for Kwame. That’s what he said back when the trial was just getting underway. He said that the only reason he and the others were charged was “because the rules were different” for him.
“”allegations of cronyism, nepotism “”
I thought that was the American way - at least in democrat administrations.
We’re seeing enough of it right now in DC.. I would say some are just so blatant, they’re bound to get caught. Others are just more clever and never rise to this level.
Ni**ers and Irish Keep off the Grass!!
Barry gives Kwame a rousing endorsement...
You’ll enjoy this one. Somebody flew a banner over Detroit today in “honor” of Kilpatrick.