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  • 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.
  • Breaking: Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick indicted on federal fraud, tax charges

    06/23/2010 1:45:24 PM PDT · by Kieri · 47 replies
    MLIVE ^ | 06/23/10 | Various
    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been indicted on federal fraud and tax charges. Federal prosecutors say the alleged scheme is related to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, a tax-exempt fund that was supposed to pay for voter education and other purposes. Instead, Kilpatrick is accused of using it as a slush fund to take cash payments for himself, friends and relatives. In an indictment filed Wednesday, he's accused of failing to report at least $640,000 in taxable income between 2003 and 2008, which includes money, private jet flights and personal expenses paid by the civic fund. The government says he used...
  • Ex-Detroit mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick) indicted on federal fraud charges

    06/23/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6-23-10 | Ed White
    DETROIT (AP) - Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, already in state prison for probation violations stemming from his conviction for lying about an affair with his chief of staff, was indicted Wednesday on federal fraud and tax charges for allegedly using his charity as a slush fund. Federal prosecutors said the alleged scheme is related to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, a tax-exempt fund that was supposed to pay for voter education and other purposes. Instead, they accuse the former mayor of taking cash payments from the fund for himself, friends and relatives. He is charged with filing false tax returns for...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    06/09/2010 7:34:36 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 36 replies · 76+ views
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | June 10, 2010 | abigail2
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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.
  • BREAKING: Arrest Warrant Requested For Kilpatrick

    02/25/2010 12:25:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,261+ views ^ | Feb. 25, 2010
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Michigan corrections officials have asked a judge to issue an arrest warrant charging ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with violating his probation. In the warrant request, obtained by Local 4, Kilpatrick would be charged with two counts of obstruction of justice. The charges stem from Kilpatrick’s failure to make a $79,011 restitution payment last Friday. The document also said the former mayor didn't provide "a complete and accurate accounting of all finances" of his wife Carlita, and failed to surrender all tax refunds as ordered by Judge David Groner. According to court records, Kilpatrick submitted $40,2233 towards...
  • 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...
  • { Kwame Kilpatrick } Former Detroit mayor files lawsuit over racy texts

    10/28/2009 6:00:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 472+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/28/9 | COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press Writer
    DETROIT, (AP) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a lawyer who leaked racy text messages to the Detroit Free Press and kicked off a scandal that brought down Kilpatrick's administration and sent him to jail. The lawsuit, filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, cites recent testimony by attorney Mike Stefani before a disciplinary board that he leaked the messages to the newspaper. The suit says Stefani violated a confidentiality agreement requiring him to turn over all copies of the explosive messages in exchange for settling police whistle-blower lawsuits involving three ex-Detroit officers he represented. James...
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • Ousted Mayor [Democrat Kwame Kilpatrick] Goes On Shopping Spree (in jail)

    12/12/2008 6:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,146+ views
    WDIV-TV Local 4 ^ | December 12, 2008
    DETROIT -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick went on a shopping spree during his first full day in jail, spending $40 on food, toiletries and XXXL long johns. Records released Friday to the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News show Kilpatrick's purchases included granola bars, barbecue potato chips, shampoo and $2 worth of Vaseline. In late October, Kilpatrick began serving a 120-day sentence for obstruction of justice and assault. With good behavior, he could be out of jail after 100 days. Kilpatrick was in a scandal that involved courtroom lies, sex with a top aide and incriminating text messages....
  • { Christine Beatty } Ex-Kilpatrick aide pleads guilty in sex scandal

    12/01/2008 8:44:13 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 725+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/1/8 | ED WHITE, Associated Press Writer
    DETROIT (AP) -- Ex-mayoral aide Christine Beatty pleaded guilty Monday in a text-messaging sex scandal with former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick that gripped the city for nearly a year. She will spend four months in jail. "I lied under oath," a tearful Beatty told the judge, echoing the words her former boss, Kilpatrick, uttered in a courtroom during his own guilty plea three months earlier. Both admitted lying when they claimed they were not romantically involved. They were both married at the time. Beatty, 38, pleaded guilty to two obstruction of justice charges. Under the deal with prosecutors, she will be...
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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 Mayor Dines, Allegedly Ditches Bill Club Staff Say Kilpatrick Didn't Pay $126.16 Bill

    10/24/2008 4:43:45 AM PDT · by equaviator · 23 replies · 1,003+ views
    ClickOn Detroit ^ | October 23, 2008
    DETROIT -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has scarcely been seen around town since his resignation in September, but attention is once again being drawn to him for a lunch he had Thursday. It would seem Kilpatrick was trying to take advantage of a perk he had while mayor, exclusive lunches at exclusive Detroit restaurants. Every mayor of Detroit is given an honorary membership to the Detroit Club, a private club on Cass Avenue downtown. The club is known for the socializing and business that happens inside it by some of Detroit’s most influential leaders, including Kilpatrick while he was...
  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Scourge of Detroit

    09/14/2008 8:06:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 62+ views
    City Journal ^ | 14 September 2008 | Justin Torres
    The Motor City’s train wreck of a mayor finally steps aside—for now. ___ Kwame Kilpatrick’s resignation as Detroit mayor is effective September 18, but the city will be dealing with the legacy of his administration for years to come. Kilpatrick agreed to resign as part of a plea agreement on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct, filed after hundreds of sexually explicit text messages, printed in local papers, proved that he had committed perjury when he testified in a civil trial that he had not had an affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty. The case...
  • Ad in Battleground Michigan Exposes Barack Obama's respect and admiration for felon Kwame Kilpatrick

    09/05/2008 2:47:27 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 37 replies · 328+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC – One day after Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstructing justice by committing perjury and no–contest to one count of felonious assault for shoving a sheriff’s deputy, The Freedom's Defense Fund (FDF) launched an ad in Macomb County, Michigan. The ad calls into question Senator Obama’s judgment and takes issue with the praise Obama lavished on Kilpatrick at the Detroit Economic Club in May 2007. The tag at the end of the ad asks the viewers, “Do you know who Barack Obama’s friends are?” To view the ad please visit: “For...