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Ex-Mayor Sentenced to 28 Years in Corruption Case That Helped Detroit Go Broke
NY Times ^

Posted on 10/10/2013 4:49:22 PM PDT by nuconvert

Kwame M. Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, stood before a federal judge on Thursday and apologized for putting the people of his city through a corruption scandal so vast that prosecutors say it helped accelerate Detroit’s march toward bankruptcy.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: crime; detroit; kilpatrick; kwamekilpatrick; michigan

1 posted on 10/10/2013 4:49:22 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Typical of ‘Rat politicians across the nation.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 4:51:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nuconvert

He’ll be out in a couple years and get elected again.


3 posted on 10/10/2013 4:51:39 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: nuconvert

Some good news


4 posted on 10/10/2013 4:54:35 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: nuconvert
a corruption scandal so vast that prosecutors say it helped accelerate Detroit’s march toward bankruptcy.

You sure it wasnt the socialism?

5 posted on 10/10/2013 4:55:01 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: nuconvert
They're always after me lucky bling bling.

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6 posted on 10/10/2013 4:55:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

There’s no parole in Federal prison


7 posted on 10/10/2013 4:56:57 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Tho he could be pardoned


8 posted on 10/10/2013 4:57:39 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Overturned on appeal.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 4:57:42 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: lowbridge

The socialism didn’t help but having a kleptocrat at the top just kicked the destruction into overdrive.


10 posted on 10/10/2013 4:57:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nuconvert

If his political party affiliation was mentioned in that article, I missed it.


11 posted on 10/10/2013 4:57:56 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: nuconvert
There’s no parole in Federal prison

I think you have to serve at least 85% of your sentence.

However, there's always the purple-lipped pardon route.

12 posted on 10/10/2013 4:58:31 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: lowbridge

Kwame could have been purer than Caesar’s wife and Detroit would still have gone belly up. Lots of others contributed and over a long period of time: elected officials, public leeches, all added to the mess that is Detroit.


13 posted on 10/10/2013 4:58:53 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Steely Tom

I don’t see a pardon in Kwame’s future. He backed Hillary Clinton.


14 posted on 10/10/2013 4:59:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
He’ll be out in a couple years and get elected again

First he needs to get videotaped smoking crack with a whore. Like the Mayor of DC, who then got re-elected by that city's "where's my free sh**?" Democrats.

15 posted on 10/10/2013 5:00:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EDINVA

Dave Bing isn’t corrupt and actually could have done some good but he’s just too old and feeble for the fight.


16 posted on 10/10/2013 5:00:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
I don’t see a pardon in Kwame’s future. He backed Hillary Clinton.

Yeah, but there could be another factor at work.

Hmm. It'll be interesting to see which factor wins out.

17 posted on 10/10/2013 5:01:06 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: cripplecreek

.... bad mistake.... backing the Clintons


18 posted on 10/10/2013 5:02:13 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: nuconvert

Kwame gets 28 years, he will be out in 4 and we will be stuck with the bill.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 5:05:49 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ptsal

There is a certain animosity between Detroit politicians and Obama. Even John Conyers has been fairly aggressive with Bammy.


20 posted on 10/10/2013 5:06:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nuconvert

I’m curious as to what the people of Detroit think caused the bankruptcy. Everyone else understands, but do they?


21 posted on 10/10/2013 5:07:23 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nuconvert

What I’m waiting for....

Barrak H. Obama, the former president of the United States, stood before a federal judge on Thursday and apologized for putting the people of his nation through a corruption scandal so vast that prosecutors say it helped accelerate America’s march toward bankruptcy.


22 posted on 10/10/2013 5:10:29 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nuconvert

Yet another Friend of Barack, feeling he deserves special privileges.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 5:10:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jeff Chandler

That’s exactly what my brother said - almost verbatim....


24 posted on 10/10/2013 5:14:33 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: nuconvert

He’s just doing what they do best. Doing time.


25 posted on 10/10/2013 5:15:20 PM PDT by Rannug
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To: blueunicorn6

Some do but you won’t hear from them.

The next election in Detroit is going to be kind of interesting since the state has effectively seized control of the election process and has them under a microscope with new laws. They’ll still go democrat but won’t do it with 200,000 more votes than people.


26 posted on 10/10/2013 5:16:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Never learn, do they? Locally in DC, some city councilmen (in addition to former Mayor Barry), the current Mayor, the County Executive of Prince Georges County that abuts DC; look to Jesse Jackson and his wife, who IIRC was a Chicago alderman, Jefferson in NOLA...on and on and on it goes.


27 posted on 10/10/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: nuconvert
Ex-Mayor Sentenced to 28 Years in Corruption Case That Helped Detroit Go Broke

Update: 2016:

Ex-President Sentenced to Life in Corruption Case That Helped America Go Broke

28 posted on 10/10/2013 5:20:08 PM PDT by maddog55
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To: nuconvert

first, never elect anyone with the name “kwame”.....


29 posted on 10/10/2013 5:20:28 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: nuconvert

Paint a target on his fat back side!


30 posted on 10/10/2013 5:20:39 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m concerned that without correction, the citizens of Detroit will just keep electing crooks. I’m not sure that most of them even know what happened to this guy. If we don’t find a way to educate/correct the inner-city Democrat voters, we’re just going to keep having these problems.


31 posted on 10/10/2013 5:24:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
If we don’t find a way to educate/correct the inner-city Democrat voters, we’re just going to keep having these problems.

I'm only one man but I'm working on it. There are quiet changes going on in Detroit, the fact that a white guy won the primary is an indicator. Duggan is a sleaze but its still amazing.

Michigan election panel certifies Detroit mayoral primary; Mike Duggan wins

They tried to cheat him out of it by immediately throwing out some 40% of his votes but the state forced them to count them.
32 posted on 10/10/2013 5:30:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yo, Kwamzy, dude. Where can I score a bag of Peruvian?


33 posted on 10/10/2013 5:38:25 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag. I'll piss on your ashes.)
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To: nuconvert

$100 even money that he’s pardoned by Obama.


34 posted on 10/10/2013 5:45:19 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: cripplecreek
There is a certain animosity between Detroit politicians and Obama. Even John Conyers has been fairly aggressive with Bammy.

Detroit Mob vs Chicago Mob.

Nuke both of them.

35 posted on 10/10/2013 5:47:49 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: nuconvert

Well deserved justice...


36 posted on 10/10/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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37 posted on 10/10/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nuconvert
barry soetoro, doing to America what kwame kilpatrick did to Detroit.

The race card will be played in 5,4,3,2...

38 posted on 10/10/2013 6:08:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: EDINVA
Kwame could have been purer than Caesar’s wife and Detroit would still have gone belly up.

Maybe so, maybe no.

The corruption of the mayor and the city council (who should ALL be in jail with him) not only skimmed off a lot of money but they also prevented new money from coming in.

39 posted on 10/10/2013 6:12:00 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: nuconvert

Isn’t 28 years like .... WAAAY excessive for white collar crime?

The DOJ is a mob. They are the armed wing of the executive branch. Yeah, this guy is a lefty crook. But, people don’t get this for killing. This smells.


40 posted on 10/10/2013 6:31:09 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

earlier on FR:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3077281/posts


41 posted on 10/10/2013 6:40:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

“Isn’t 28 years like .... WAAAY excessive for white collar crime?”

Yes. If it isn’t appealed, Obama will probably have it commuted


42 posted on 10/10/2013 7:06:54 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Memorialized in song 5 years ago -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o17n9A7IGfE

Blaming the racist media (this is even more vomit-inducing that Sharpton) -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yTpse-Pql90


43 posted on 10/11/2013 1:02:55 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
The corruption of the mayor and the city council (who should ALL be in jail with him) not only skimmed off a lot of money but they also prevented new money from coming in.

Like Monica Conyers making it clear that white contractors need not apply when it comes to contracts with the city.
44 posted on 10/11/2013 4:12:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nuconvert

He’ll be pardoned within a year and given a federal position overseeing the disbursement of billions of dollars.


45 posted on 10/11/2013 10:27:25 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: nuconvert

Good riddance. Sad part is that new white guy Duggan likely to be mayor is just as corrupt as Kwame.


46 posted on 10/11/2013 10:07:05 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: nuconvert
Yes. If it isn’t appealed, Obama will probably have it commuted

I dunno'. I get the feeling this guy made the wrong enemy, somewhere. Like Bernie Madoff. If he'd been ripping off the life savings of trailer park people, he'd have gotten a slap on the wrist. But, he stole from people who matter and is the most evil criminal since Hitler!

47 posted on 10/12/2013 7:23:52 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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