Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Convicted of Corruption Charges
Back in 2010, the feds brought an 89 count indictment against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and others, concerning the awarding of contracts in the city's Department of Water and Sewerage. The charges included racketeering, extortion, bribery, mail and wire fraud, tax evasion and filing false tax returns.
His father, Bernard Kilpatrick, was charged with racketeering, extortion, and two counts of filing false tax returns.
The trial lasted five months. The Government called 80 witnesses. A brief history of the trial is here.
Today the jury returned guilty verdicts against Kwame on 24 counts. His father, Bernard Kilpatrick, was convicted of one tax count, and contractor Bobby Ferguson was convicted on 9 counts.
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