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Detroit finds former mayor Kwame Kilpatick guilty on all charges

Posted by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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This is big news right now in my hometown of Detroit and I know it has made national news. I would like to see what some of you ladies think of this as well. I know I am glad to see that justice was served.

(WJBK) -By Dennis Kraniak, myFOXDetroit.com

The former mayor of the city of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick has been found guilty of Racketeering. 

Kwame Kilpatrick, Bernard Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson are accused of taking bribes and kickbacks during Kwame Kilpatrick's time as mayor of the city of Detroit.

A total of 38 charges range from mail fraud and tax evasion to racketeering and extortion.

Here's a breakdown from court:

Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy -- KWAME KILPATRICK -- GUILTY

Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy -- BOBBY FERGUSON -- GUILTY

Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy -- BERNARD KILPATRICK--NO DECISION REACHED

A conviction on racketeering charges could carry up to 20-years in prison.

The government said Kilpatrick abused the Civic Fund, a nonprofit fund he created to help distressed Detroit residents. There was evidence that it was used for yoga lessons, camps for his kids, golf clubs and travel.

Kilpatrick, 42, was elected in 2001 at age 31. He resigned in 2008 and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in a different scandal involving sexually explicit text messages and an extramarital affair with his chief of staff.

The Democrat spent 14 months in prison for violating probation in that case after a judge said he failed to report assets that could be put toward his $1 million restitution to Detroit.

Voters booted his mother, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, from Congress in 2010, partly because of a negative perception of her due to her son's troubles.

The verdicts from the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption trial were read Monday morning. See them all below:

Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
BOBBY FERGUSON    
GUILTY    
    
Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
BERNARD KILPATRICK
No verdict reached    
    
Count 2: Extortion - Sewer Lining Contract
BOBBY FERGUSON
GUILTY
    
Count 2: Extortion - Sewer Lining Contract
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 3: Extortion- Amendment to Sewer Lining Contract
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 3: Extortion- Amendment to Sewer Lining Contract
BOBBY FERGUSON    
GUILTY

Count 4: Extortion - Baby Creek/Patton Park
KWAME KILPATRICK    
GUILTY

Count 4: Extortion - Baby Creek/Patton Park
BOBBY FERGUSON
GUILTY

Count 5: Attempted Extortion, Oakwood Pump Station
KWAME KILPATRICK    
GUILTY
    
Count 5: Attempted Extortion, Oakwood Pump Station
BOBBY FERGUSON
GUILTY
    
Count 7: Extortion - Outfalls Contract
KWAME KILPATRICK
No consensus    
    
Count 7: Extortion - Outfalls Contract
BOBBY FERGUSON
GUILTY
        
Count 8: Extortion - Asbestos Abatement
KWAME KILPATRICK
No consensus

Count 8: Extortion - Asbestos Abatement
BOBBY FERGUSON
GUILTY
    
Count 9: Extortion - Repair of Eastside Water Mains
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 9: Extortion - Repair of Eastside Water Mains
BOBBY FERGUSON
GUILTY

Count 10: Extortion - Eastside Sewer Repair
KWAME KILPATRICK
NOT GUILTY
    
Count 10: Extortion - Eastside Sewer Repair
BOBBY FERGUSON
NOT GUILTY

Count 15: Attempted Extortion, Sludge Contract
BERNARD KILPATRICK    
NOT GUILTY
    
Count 16: Bribery-$90,000 Bribe
KWAME KILPATRICK
No consensus

Count 16: Bribery - $90,000 Bribe
BOBBY FERGUSON    
GUILTY

Count 17: Bribery - $75,000 Bribe
BOBBY FERGUSON
GUILTY

Count 18: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK    
GUILTY
    
Count 19: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 20: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 21: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 22: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 23: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 24: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 25: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
        
Count 26: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 27: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
NOT GUILTY

Count 28: Mail Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 29: Wire Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
NOT GUILTY

Count 30: Wire Fraud
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 31: Subscribing False Tax Return
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 32: Subscribing False Tax Return
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 33: Subscribing False Tax Return
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 34: Subscribing False Tax Return
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 35: Subscribing False Tax Return
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY
    
Count 36: Income Tax Evasion
KWAME KILPATRICK
GUILTY

Count 37: Subscribing False Tax Return
BERNARD KILPATRICK    
NOT GUILTY

Count 38: Subscribing False Tax Return
BERNARD KILPATRICK
GUILTY

 



Read more: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/21573035/kwame-kilpatrick-found-guilty-of#ixzz2NFFqCQuT
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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Chillisarah
by Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 7:57 PM

 I'm from Detroit also. The verdict was just. I don't know what they sentenced him to though. I heard he could get 20 years. I think that's too long imo.

hockytwndhampyr
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM
Yes it will be interesting to see how long he gets.

Quoting Chillisarah:

 I'm from Detroit also. The verdict was just. I don't know what they sentenced him to though. I heard he could get 20 years. I think that's too long imo.

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brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM



Well that explains why I saw this online earlier today.

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