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  • Government recommends cutting ex-Detroit mayor’s restitution ( Kwame Kilpatrick )

    11/03/2016 2:01:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2016
    The federal government is recommending that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s restitution in his corruption case be reduced from $4.5 million to $1.6 million. ... Kilpatrick was found guilty of tax evasion and bribery in 2013. He resigned as mayor in another scandal in 2008, and is currently in federal prison.
  • The Downside of Dialogue

    09/25/2014 7:22:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 25, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    Dialoguers say the darndest things. The conclusion to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document, Revelation: Catholic and Muslim Perspectives, contains the following: “Both Jesus and Muhammad loved and cared for all whom they met, especially the poor and oppressed.”
  • Ex-Mayor Sentenced to 28 Years in Corruption Case That Helped Detroit Go Broke

    10/10/2013 4:49:22 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 46 replies
    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.
  • Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)

    10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies ^ | 10/10/2013
    <p>Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.</p> <p>Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.</p>
  • Wake Up America! Detroit is your Future...FORWARD!

    03/13/2013 9:23:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-13-2013 | MOTUS
    Isn’t it just like that young whippersnapper, Paul Ryan, to go ahead and produce his own budget? He’s just grandstanding, you know. To draw attention to the fact that laws are only for little people: Case # 3476: Under the law, President Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once.(snip) Hey! Know who else has run a huge deficit for years without having an operating budget? Detroit! That’s who. They’re bankrupt now, of course; after years of ignoring troubling little facts like an unreported $7.2 billion in retiree health...
  • Jury convicts former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick on corruption charges

    03/11/2013 10:25:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 11, 2013
    DETROIT – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of corruption charges, ensuring a return to prison for a man once among the nation's youngest big-city leaders. Jurors convicted Kilpatrick of a raft of crimes, including a racketeering conspiracy charge. He was portrayed during a five-month trial as an unscrupulous politician who took bribes, rigged contracts and lived far beyond his means while in office until fall 2008.
  • Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick convicted of racketeering in corruption trial

    03/11/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    US News ^ | 03/11/2013 | Erin McClam
    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,...
  • US files new corruption charges against ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick; father indicted, too

    12/15/2010 4:04:54 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | December 15, 2010
    Imprisoned ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was indicted Wednesday on new corruption charges, and his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, also was implicated in what a federal prosecutor called a "pattern of extortion, bribery and fraud" among some of the city's most prominent officials.
  • 'Al-Qaeda' gunman in college siege (Dyersburg State Community College, Tennessee)

    09/17/2003 4:31:30 PM PDT · by Brian S · 70 replies · 593+ views
    HOME > BREAKING NEWS > STORY 'Al-Qaeda' gunman in college siege From correspondents in Dyersburg, Tennessee September 18, 2003 A MAN with a gun and a knife claiming to be a member of al-Qaeda took a classroom of US college students hostage this afternoon. Four people were released several hours into the standoff, authorities said. Because the gunman claimed to be a member of an international terrorist organisation, the FBI has been called in, but Police Chief Bobby Williamson said authorities have no reason to believe the claim. A SWAT team and about five hostage negotiators were among the officers...
  • James J. Kilpatrick, Conservative Commentator, Dies

    08/16/2010 9:08:01 AM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/16/10 | Adam Bernstein
    James J. Kilpatrick, 89, a fiery advocate of racial segregation as a Richmond newspaper editor in the 1950s who became a sparring partner of liberals on the television show "60 Minutes" and a syndicated columnist who offered conservative views on subjects ranging from politics to proper use of the English language, died Sunday in Washington. Mr. Kilpatrick, who gradually distanced himself from his writings on race, became one of the most popular and eminent conservative writers of his generation. His prose style blended the erudite and the homespun, and he became one of the few conservatives syndicated in print nationally...
  • Columnist, wordsmith James Kilpatrick dies at 89

    08/16/2010 9:39:27 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 8/16/10
    James J. Kilpatrick, who rose from cub reporter to become one of the South's most prominent newspaper editors and the nation's most widely syndicated political columnist, has died. He was 89. Kilpatrick's wife, Marianne Means, says he died Sunday night at George Washington University Hospital. Means says he was being treated for congestive heart failure.
  • Another One Bites The Dust: Rep. Kilpatrick Loses Democratic Primary

    08/04/2010 8:42:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 4, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
      Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI) was defeated in a Democratic primary yesterday. Kilpatrick was one of six members of Congress investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics and the House Ethics Committee for accepting a corporate-sponsored Caribbean junket in November 2008. I attended the event in St. Maarten before organizers had me detained by the Police Korps of St. Maarten. The investigations were launched on the basis of my photographs, audio recordings and other evidence of sponsorship by companies like Citigroup. The Ethics Committee admonished Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), leading him to resign his post as Chairman of...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Going to Jail But What About Mom?

    06/07/2010 9:01:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 12+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 7, 2010 | Spencer Meads
    Former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 18 months to five years in prison two weeks ago for violating probation. Kilpatrick was on probation for lying under oath in 2008 about a text messages to and from his then Chief of Staff Christine Beatty, with whom he was having an extramarital affair. His mother, Rep. Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick (D-MI), has been luckier. She was cleared by the House Ethics Committee in February after taking part in a Caribbean junket, the same 2008 trip for which Charles Rangel was admonished, costing him his chairmanship of the Ways and Means...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick to learn fate (5 years prison)

    05/25/2010 7:37:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 43 replies · 1,796+ views
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  • Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 5 years in prison for violating probation

    05/25/2010 7:59:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,250+ views
    ap ^ | May 25, 2010 | COREY WILLIAMS
    A judge has sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to from one-and-a-half to five years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on an obstruction of justice conviction. Kilpatrick was led from the courtroom in handcuffs. Groner ruled last month that the 39-year-old Kilpatrick failed to report all of his assets and meet other conditions of his probation.
  • Congresswomen Kilpatrick, Grand Jury Subpoena

    03/11/2010 3:04:30 AM PST · by taildragger · 83 replies · 5,222+ views
    WWJ Radio | 3/11/2010 | taildragger
    Kawame's Mommy and a Top Aid have been served Subpoena's. It happened March 1st, she told Pelosi and it is just breaking now
  • Judge orders ex-Detroit mayor back to court (RAT Kwame to be arraigned on a probation violation)

    02/23/2010 4:02:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 336+ views ^ | 2/23/10 | Corey Williams
    Judge orders ex-Detroit mayor back to courtBy Corey Williams Associated Press Writer / February 23, 2010 DETROIT - A judge has ruled that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick must return to court Friday to be arraigned on a probation violation warrant. The judge said Tuesday that a warrant will soon be issued for Kilpatrick. He ordered Kilpatrick to appear in his courtroom for failing to make a required $79,000 restitution payment. The former mayor could face jail or prison as a consequence. Kilpatrick owes $1 million as part of his guilty plea to obstruction of justice in 2008. He's been...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Ordered to Pay Over $300,000 ( Kwame Kilpatrick )

    01/20/2010 6:03:27 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 694+ views
    wsj ^ | JANUARY 20, 2010 | ALEX P. KELLOGG
    A Michigan judge on Wednesday ordered former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay more than $300,000 to taxpayers in the next three months to avoid returning to jail, including nearly a quarter million in loans from a trio of prominent businessman that he hadn't previously disclosed. The flamboyant former mayor has been in and out of court in recent months after being accused by local prosecutors of trying to avoid payment of $1 million in restitution he owes the city stemming from multiple felony convictions, including perjury. Mr. Kilpatrick, a former college football player who was known as the "hip...
  • Prosecutors Detail Kilpatrick's Spending

    12/07/2009 1:27:18 PM PST · by Westlander · 9 replies · 662+ views
    WWJ.COM ^ | 12-7-2009 | WWJ
    Wayne County Prosecutors say Kilpatrick is living large on what he should be paying to the city of Detroit in restitution. He spent $595 at a Gucci store and $158 at a nail salon this past June, Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Athina Siringas said. Siringas also said $800 was spent at one point over the summer on Omaha steaks. Other transaction were made for golf and smooties, and one at a shop called "Nothing Bundt Cakes.'' "That's what you chose to spend the money on?'' Siringas asked Kilpatrick, who invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege several times during Monday's hearing.
  • PROSECUTOR: Kilpatrick Violates Probation

    09/16/2009 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Westlander · 9 replies · 679+ views ^ | 9-16-2009 | WXYZ
    (WXYZ) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could be facing more trouble with the court after coming up short on his restitution payment and paying late on top of that. Action News has learned that Kilpatrick paid $3000 today of the $6000 he is supposed to pay each month. Sources tell Action News that Kilpatrick does not have the money to pay.
  • Rangel, Other Reps, Party in Caribbean With Citi Funds

    01/30/2009 5:35:54 PM PST · by melt · 36 replies · 2,660+ views ^ | 1/30/09 | Jim Meyers
    Six Democratic members of Congress enjoyed a Caribbean junket sponsored by Citigroup after Congress had approved the $700 billion bailout of financial services firms in October. The National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group, has asked Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, for a formal review of the Citigroup’s sponsorship of the trip by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel and five others. The NLPC says the trip violated House rules. The purported purpose of the Nov. 6-9 junket was to attend the Caribbean Multi-Cultural Business Conference on the island of...
  • On warrant for RAT ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Texas and Detroit officials play dodgeball

    06/13/2009 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1,164+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 6/11/09 | DARREN BARBEE
    On warrant for ex-mayor Kilpatrick, Texas and Detroit officials play dodgeballBy DARREN BARBEE Posted on Thu, Jun. 11, 2009 The confusing saga of disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and the unissued warrant for his arrest continues. Exactly who can issue a warrant for the Southlake resident is a thorny question. OfficialsÂ’ most common answer: Ask someone else. Michigan prosecutors demanded to know why a warrant wasnÂ’t issued after Kilpatrick failed to pay all of his $6,000 monthly restitution on time. They wanted to drag Texas authorities or officials with the Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department to a...
  • NEW: Beatty Released from Jail

    03/15/2009 11:08:28 PM PDT · by Westlander · 5 replies · 794+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 3-16-2009 | WXYZ
    Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny ruled Friday that Christine Beatty qualified for the earlier release date after participating in a jailhouse work program that included folding towels.
  • Wilson Exclusive: Kilpatrick's Costly Charter [Kwame Kilpatrick coming to Texas]

    02/04/2009 5:06:43 PM PST · by Al B. · 20 replies · 1,816+ views ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | Steve Wilson
    WXYZ) It’s a question being asked all over town: who paid for that chartered jet to fly former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to Texas shortly after he got out of jail yesterday? . . [SNIP] . . But now, Action News has confirmed it: the former mayor’s mother, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick says she paid for the charter flight. Told we were prepared to reveal it here on Action News, she issued this statement that says simply: “I was proud to pay for my son’s flight to begin a new life in Texas.” As we reported last night, last December the former...
  • Former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick released from jail

    02/03/2009 8:45:06 AM PST · by · 26 replies · 833+ views
    DETROIT (AP) - Kwame Kilpatrick regained his freedom early Tuesday morning, emerging from jail after a 99-day sentence and stepping back onto the streets of the city he once ruled as mayor. The 38-year-old Kilpatrick, about 25 pounds lighter than when he entered jail at the end of October, left the downtown Detroit facility wearing a dark suit just after 12:30 a.m. On the sidewalk, Kilpatrick stood for a long moment amid bright television camera lights, a crush of awaiting reporters and swirling snowflakes, smiling occasionally to those in the crowd who called his name and shouted: "We love you,...
  • Freedom For Detroit's Ex-Mayor

    02/02/2009 6:52:49 PM PST · by Westlander · 14 replies · 808+ views
    WWJ.COM ^ | 2-2-2009 | WWJ
    Detroit (WWJ) -- Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was spending his last few hours behind bars Monday evening as rumors swirled about his future.
  • BREAKING: Names Released in Synagro Case

    01/28/2009 4:39:46 AM PST · by Westlander · 63 replies · 4,311+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 1-28-2009 | WXYZ
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - A sludge-hauling executive's account of greed and bribery has linked former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, and City Council President Monica Conyers as the major figures in the Synagro scandal, according to a story on the Detroit Free Press web site.
  • LIVING DOWN TO EXPECTATIONS: The swift rise and predicted fall of America's Hip-hop mayor

    09/05/2008 5:55:28 PM PDT · by sinanju · 22 replies · 259+ views
    The Root (black website) ^ | September 5, 2008 | Natalie Y. Moore
    During his first term, his nicknames in the local media ran the gamut: "Big Diamond," "thug," "pimp," "player," "Kwame Soprano," "Swami," "his thugness," "ghetto," "gangsta," "inept club crawler," "hustler," "Puffy Kilpatrick." Often it was just plain ole Kwame—the reverent title of "Mayor," "Mr. Mayor" or "Mr. Kilpatrick" chucked aside. Back then, stereotypical characterizations like that made me cringe and embarrassed for my colleagues in the news media. Now, as Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick announced his resignation and heads to jail, all I can do is just shake my head. He is fulfilling a prophecy the media laid out for him long...
  • Obama Endorses Kwame Kilpatrick (video)

    10/28/2008 2:59:00 PM PDT · by jackv · 15 replies · 691+ views
    Beltway Blips ^ | 8/7/2008 | Powerline
    Kwame Kilpatrick was today ordered to go directly to jail without passing GO or collecting $200. Bound to be a tough blow for Democratic POTUS nominee Barac...
  • Detroit's ex-Mayor Kilpatrick jailed for 4 months

    10/28/2008 2:39:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 853+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/08 | Corey Williams and Ed White - ap
    DETROIT – Kwame Kilpatrick was sent to jail for four months Tuesday for his part in a sex-and-text scandal and the judge chastised the disgraced ex-mayor for arrogance and disregard for the rule of law. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner's sentence was the finale to the scandal that destroyed Kilpatrick's reign at City Hall and threw local government into disarray for months. "At a time when this city needed transparency, accountability and responsibility, you exhibited hubris and privilege at the expense of the city," the judge said. He ruled that Kilpatrick not be given an opportunity for early release....
  • Kilpatrick Sentenced to Jail

    10/28/2008 1:32:28 PM PDT · by Westlander · 23 replies · 519+ views
    WXYZ.Com ^ | 10-28-2008 | WXYZ
    WXYZ) - Surrounded by his family and friends, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 120 days in jail. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner also ruled that Kilpatrick will not be eligible for an early release.
  • Former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick sent to jail

    10/28/2008 1:31:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 757+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/28/8 | COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE, Associated Press Writers
    DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 120 days in jail, nine months after a newspaper story about text messages ignited a scandal at City Hall. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner ordered the sentence Tuesday afternoon and noted Kilpatrick would not be given an opportunity for early release.
  • Stripper’s murder may topple Detroit's mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

    08/31/2008 8:56:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies · 1,498+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 31, 2008 | Tony Allen-Mills
    Detroit has been shaken by claims of lurid conduct and a cover-up at city hall. He is an ordinary 15-year-old boy who wants to know what happened to his murdered mother. Yet Jonathan Bond’s painful and protracted quest for justice has plunged him into the heart of an explosive political scandal that has shaken Detroit ... Bond is the son of Tamara Greene, a statuesque black stripper known as Strawberry, whose murder in 2003 triggered an avalanche of sordid allegations about mayoral misconduct, police cover-ups, aromatic bubble baths, lurid text messages, extramarital affairs and a talking turtle. The case pits...
  • (Convicted Detroit mayor Kwame) Kilpatrick D-MI may get extended stay in Manoogian Mansion

    09/06/2008 11:13:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 172+ views
    MLive ^ | 9/06/08
    Kilpatrick may get extended stay in Manoogian9/6/2008, 9:11 p.m. EDT The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his family may remain in the official mayoral residence after he leaves office later this month. A spokesman for Detroit City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr. told The Detroit News on Friday that the Kilpatricks may be able to stay in the Manoogian Mansion for a while. Cockrel is set to become mayor Sept. 19. Kilpatrick resigned on Thursday as part of a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice and pleaded no contest to...
  • Mayor's Name to be Removed at Zoo

    09/05/2008 12:30:23 PM PDT · by Westlander · 36 replies · 121+ views ^ | 9-5-2008 |
    (WXYZ) In the wake of his resignation, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's name will be taken off the water tower at the Detroit Zoo.
  • Mayor: 'You Set Me Up for a Comeback'

    09/05/2008 5:00:08 AM PDT · by Westlander · 33 replies · 102+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 9-5-2008 | WXYZ.COM
    WXYZ) - With an air of confidence, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick addressed the city of Detroit saying "There's another day for me." The speech came on the heels of the Mayor's guilty plea to felony charges.
  • They Said It Flashback! Obama On Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

    09/04/2008 1:16:29 PM PDT · by VMIPubby36 · 27 replies · 109+ views
    Obama: "I want to, first of all, acknowledge your great mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. Who has been on the front lines doing an outstanding job of gathering together the leadership at every level in Detroit to bring about the kind of renaissance that all of us anticipate for this great city. He is a leader, not just here in Detroit, not just in Michigan, but all across the country people look to him. We know that he is going to be doing astounding things for many years to come. I'm grateful to call him a friend and a colleague and I'm...
  • Guilty Plea Entered, Mayor Resigns

    09/04/2008 7:39:42 AM PDT · by Westlander · 45 replies · 346+ views ^ | 9-4-2008 | WXYZ
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty to felony charges in Wayne County Circuit Court. He will be forced to resign immediately.
  • BREAKING NEWS: (Detroit) Mayor to Plead Guilty

    09/03/2008 2:04:11 PM PDT · by abb · 65 replies · 695+ views ^ | September 3, 2008 | staff
    (WXYZ) From the Wayne County Prosecutor: A plea may be imminent in the Kilpatrick text scandal case. It is expected that Defendant Kwame Kilpatrick will plead guilty today at 5:15 p.m. The plea will be take place before Judge Edward Ewell in Frank Murphy Hall of Justice Courtroom 302. Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy will be making a brief statement and a press release will be sent out after the plea is entered on the record. On the date of sentencing she will hold a press conference.
  • Removal hearing set to begin for Detroit mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)

    09/03/2008 5:13:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 149+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/03/08 | ED WHITE & COREY WILLIAMS
    Removal hearing set to begin for Detroit mayorBy ED WHITE and COREY WILLIAMS,Associated Press Writers AP - 1 hour 37 minutes ago DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has failed to stop Gov. Jennifer Granholm from moving ahead with an extraordinary public hearing that could cost him his job in a scandal over steamy text messages and millions of tax dollars. Kilpatrick's lawyers struck out with pleas to a Wayne County judge and the Michigan Court of Appeals, clearing the way for Granholm to begin hearing evidence Wednesday about the mayor's role in a $8.4 million settlement with fired police officers...
  • (MI) Attorneys Ask Court to Stop Hearings (Kilpatrick Sues Granholm!)

    08/28/2008 2:57:59 PM PDT · by Kieri · 14 replies · 118+ views
    WXYZTV ^ | 08/28/08 | WXYZ
    (WXYZ) Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's legal team is asking the court to step in and stop removal hearings that are set to take place on September 3rd. In a complaint filed with the court, the mayor's attorneys argue that Governor Jennifer Granholm has made prior statements indicating that she has prejudged the matter and will be predisposed to remove Kilpatrick from office. Attached is a Summons, Complaint and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction which was filed today. A hearing before Judge Ziolkowski is scheduled for Friday, August 29th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Kilpatrick Offered Plea Deal

    08/23/2008 12:39:13 PM PDT · by Westlander · 9 replies · 103+ views ^ | 8-22-2008 | WWJ
    Detroit (WWJ) -- A plea deal has been offered during an arraignment for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. But defense attorneys say no deal.
  • FBI probe targets father of embattled Detroit mayor (RAT Kwame Kilpatrick is now FAMOUS!)

    08/16/2008 8:11:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 162+ views
    FBI probe targets father of embattled Detroit mayor Leftist link only...
  • Judge Rules Enough Evidence For Mayor To Stand Trial

    08/15/2008 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Westlander · 6 replies · 95+ views ^ | 8-15-2008 | clickondetroit
    DETROIT -- Wayne County District Court Judge Ronald Giles ruled there is enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on felony assault charges.
  • Obama Spokesman: Mayor Shouldn't Come

    08/14/2008 8:20:28 PM PDT · by Westlander · 17 replies · 230+ views ^ | 8-14-2008 | wxyz
    UPDATE: (WXYZ) Mayor Kilpatrick has issued the following statement about the Convention situation. The nomination of Sen. Obama at the Democratic National Convention will be a historic event, however I'm focused on running the city and I don't want anything to distract from that extraordinary moment. The focus should remain on uniting the party and leading our great nation in a different direction.
  • Judge Lifts Mayor's Bond Restrictions

    08/14/2008 7:39:40 AM PDT · by Westlander · 8 replies · 79+ views ^ | 8-14-2008 | clickondetroit
    Judge Leonard Townsend ruled Kilpatrick's tether can be removed and travel restrictions will be lifted, so the mayor can attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
  • New Calls For Mayor To Resign

    08/13/2008 3:51:13 PM PDT · by Westlander · 11 replies · 92+ views ^ | 8-13-2008 | WWJ
    Detroit (WWJ) -- There are new calls for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to resign amid the scandal that has the mayor facing ten criminal charges. Congressman John Dingell issued a statement Wednesday calling for the mayor to resign.
  • Whistleblower EMT's Hearing Ends Abruptly

    08/13/2008 1:12:59 PM PDT · by Westlander · 25 replies · 59+ views ^ | 8-13-2008 | WXYZ
    A Detroit Emergency Medical Technician’s union grievance hearing abruptly ended this morning because his attorney refused to stop tape recording the proceeding. The hearing was to address the firing of Detroit EMT Doug Bayer, who is suing the City of Detroit, Fire Department Commissioner Tyrone Scott, and other supervisors. Bayer accuses the department of terminating him because he spoke to the media and the Michigan State Police about what he says he knows about the alleged Manoogian Mansion party.
  • Paper Asks For Mayor's Resignation

    08/13/2008 10:18:25 AM PDT · by Westlander · 13 replies · 61+ views ^ | 8-12-2008 | clickondetroit
    DETROIT -- With a picture of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's face next to it, "No More” read the headline of the well-respected African American Detroit newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle. "If (Kilpatrick's) love of Detroit is as strong as he professes, he will make the right decision, which we believe, is to step down," the paper wrote in Wednesday's morning edition.