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Detroit Corruption

Indicted Police Officers Allegedly Used Positions To Steal And Sell Drugs

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.09.2015 | Crime

Two Detroit police officers used their authority as law enforcement to arrange drug deals, orchestrate traffic stops, effect false arrests and coerce ...

Detroit STILL Rooting Out Corruption

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.29.2013 | Black Voices

When former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty in a major public corruption case this March, many hoped the decision meant a new day had ...

City Pension Funds Investigated For Corruption

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 08.20.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager on Thursday ordered an investigation into possible waste, abuse, fraud and corruption in t...

Pension Fund Attorney Indicted For Kickback Scheme

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Detroit

After 30 years of working for the city's two pension funds, attorney Ronald Zajac was indicted today on charges he was part of a bribery and kickback ...

Kwame Kilpatrick, The Wire and Why Life Works Out Better Than It Does on TV (Let's Hope)

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Detroit
Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Kwame Kilpatrick's conviction might feel like the end of a chapter, but there's many more stories to follow. Despite Detroit's own precarious future, we see evidence every day that people, and cities, can change for the better.

WATCH: Does Kilpatrick's Conviction Signal A Change In The City?

Posted 03.11.2013 | Detroit

It took a jury more than two weeks of deliberations to settle on judgments in the federal case charging former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with run...

Library Removes Exec At Center Of FBI Probe

Detroit News | Posted 04.25.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- Three months after an FBI raid, the Detroit Public Library has fired one of its top administrators at the center of the federal investigati...

City's 1930s Corruption Scandal Was Bigger Than Today's

Deadline Detroit | Posted 04.24.2013 | Detroit

The federal investigation that has produced public corruption convictions against more than two dozen Detroit officials, contractors and others is big...

Kilpatrick's Lawyer: Feds' Witnesses 'Bought And Paid For'

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 04.14.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick attacked the credibility of three key witnesses who testified at the former Detroit mayor's corruption t...

Detroit Corruption Tour.. Through The Eyes Of A Paczek

Deadline Detroit | Posted 04.14.2013 | Detroit

I have a rather peculiar pre-Ash Wednesday tradition. I like to take my imaginary confectionary friend, Paczki the paczek, on tours of Detroit.  ...

'Private Profit Machine'

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 04.13.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Kwame Kilpatrick turned Detroit's City Hall into a "private profit machine" by rigging contracts, demanding bribes and even stealing m...

Most Memorable Witnesses From The Trial

Detroit Free Press | Posted 04.12.2013 | Detroit

Emma Bell Then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's chief fund-raiser testified that she delivered more than $200,000 in cash kickbacks to Kilpatrick in 2003-0...

Kilpatrick Prosecutors Rest Case.. But Trial's Not Over Yet

AP | Posted 01.31.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Prosecutors have rested their case on the 64th day of the corruption trial against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. The final govern...

Imagine This: 'How Often Do You Lie? All Of The Time Or Some Of The Time?

Detroit News | Posted 04.02.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- Former City Councilwoman Sharon McPhail, who once called Kwame Kilpatrick a thug and suggested he had someone rig her electric chair massag...

Former Justice Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 03.31.2013 | Detroit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A former Michigan Supreme Court justice pleaded guilty to bank fraud Tuesday for concealing assets, including a Florida home ...

Mum's The Word On Investigation Of Former Police Chief Godbee

MLive | Posted 01.24.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Interim Detroit Police Chief Chester Logan said in November that a full investigation into the conduct of retired Police Chief Ralph L. Go...

State Supreme Court Justice Charged With Fraud After Property Scandal

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 01.20.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Federal prosecutors have filed a fraud charge against Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway, just a few days before she leaves the ...

That's A Lot Of Money To Pass In A Bathroom

AP | Posted 01.11.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A former aide to Kwame Kilpatrick ended the first leg of his testimony Thursday by saying he delivered a $10,000 bribe to the then-Detroit ...

Ex-Mayor On Trial Could Return To Prison After Caught On Walmart Security Cam

Posted 01.09.2013 | Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick has once again found himself in a sticky situation with the law after he was spotted on a security camera at Walmart. The former Detr...

State Supreme Court Judge Retires After Short-Sale Scandal

Posted 01.07.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway announced Monday that she will retire from the bench on Jan. 21. Her announcement followed a state judic...

Former Mayor's Longtime Confidant Testifies Against Him In Corruption Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 03.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A high-ranking aide to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick told jurors Monday that he picked up thousands of dollars in bribes for h...

FBI Agent Shows How To Stuff $90,000 In Pants For Kwame Trial

Detroit Free Press | Posted 03.07.2013 | Detroit

As if they weren't already engaged, jurors in Detroit's public corruption trial saw some eyebrow-raising testimony Friday that could have passed for a...

Kwame Kilpatrick Keeps Busy Outside The Courtroom

Deadline Detroit | Posted 03.02.2013 | Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick, who resides in the Dallas area, is trying to enjoy the holiday break from his public corruption trial in downtown Detroit. On his...

Witness: Kwame Got $389,000 Of Free Flights

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A businessman portrayed himself Wednesday as a personal purveyor of luxury for then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, providing free round-tr...

Is State Giving Kwame Kilpatrick A Break On Parole Violations?

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

He's spent the past months involved in a federal corruption trial, but Kwame Kilpatrick's reported probation violations run the risk of sending the fo...