Skip to comments.US: Detroit ex-mayor should get 28 years in prison
Posted on 10/03/2013 2:14:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick should be sent to prison for at least 28 years for astonishing corruption that enriched him and his family while a desperate city slid toward financial collapse, prosecutors said Thursday.
The 51-page filing came a week before Kilpatrick is to be sentenced in federal court for two dozen crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, fraud and tax offenses. The government presented a scathing summary of evidence from his months-long trial and said the corruption tops all recent cases prosecuted elsewhere in federal court.
Detroit desperately needed resolute leadership. Instead it got a mayor looking to cash in on his office through graft, extortion and self-dealing, the U.S. Attorneys Office said Thursday.
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A friend is fond of saying that all politicians should get two terms. One in office and one in prison.
Perhaps when the state of detroit is reflected on the rest of America they will prosecute Obama
He’ll get 28hrs community service. Counting votes at the next election.
Why - Thats Racist!
Beautiful Photo Great message for duh mayor
I wouldn’t count on it. He’s been in jail for several months now and Detroit elections are being forcibly cleaned up and are under a microscope.
Agents at trial said Kilpatrick spent $840,000 beyond his salary during his stint as mayor, from 2002 to fall 2008. There was evidence of bribes passed in brown bags and in a bathroom. A campaign fundraiser said she pulled money from her bra, and city contractors testified that they were ordered to give work to pal Bobby Ferguson - or lose it.
The government said Kilpatrick, 43, also tapped a nonprofit fund, which was created to help distressed Detroit residents, to pay for yoga, camps for his kids, golf clubs and travel.
The purpose of the Democrat party is to elect thieves to office so that they can have access to public treasuries. The purpose of the media is to protect the Democrat thieves.
How about just two terms in prison? I think that would be more appropriate.
Most of the prison in Jackson is closed. Hell you can go on tours there.
Ademocratic mayor involved in slime? No way!!!/s
I remember way back when, Kwame was up for reelection and his opponent was a mixed race candidate, Freeman Hendricks. Sure enough, the issue of race came up with Freeman not being “Black” enough to run Detroit. I remember this issue coming up on the news.
Long story short, he’s protected class so it’s absolutely racist. I say we give him a pardon and put him back in office. Detroit deserves him.
The judge should give him another 28 years just for his name.
but he deserved the money because his ancestors were slaves................/sarc
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