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Detroit Corruption

Key Witness At Corruption Trial: I May Have Dementia

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 02.03.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A businessman who claims he was extorted by then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to protect his contracts at a Detroit convention center testif...

POLL: Should Detroit's Mayor Be Recalled?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's mayor may have less time than he expected to grapple with Detroit's fiscal crisis. A campaign to recall Dave Bing is seeking to boot the ...

Another Cop, Another Sex Scandal

Fox 2 | Posted 10.27.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT (WJBK) - Super cop Don Johnson - caught super-exposed? Nobody can accuse the Detroit Police department these days of being anything less ...

Fundraiser Gave Kilpatrick More Than $200,000 Meant For Campaign And Nonprofit

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A fundraiser for Kwame Kilpatrick told jurors Thursday that she regularly pulled money from her bra to pay kickbacks to the then-Detroit ma...

Detroit Could Get Fifth Police Chief In 4 Years

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 10.04.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was elected to replace a scandal-plagued predecessor after promising to clamp down on crime. But following allegati...

David Sands

Ex-Felon Politician's Campaign Website Scrubbed Of Law Firm Employment

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit

The website for state House candidate Brian Banks makes no mention of him working at a metro Detroit law firm, but that's not what it said last week. ...

Police Chief Suspended After Another Affair With An Underling

Posted 10.02.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 5:08 p.m. -- Fox 2 has a photo of Angelica Robinson, the female officer said to have had an affair with Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, wit...

Sleepy Juror Dismissed From Kilpatrick Trial

CBS Detroit | Posted 12.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) - A juror has been dismissed from the public corruption trial against Kwame Kilpatrick for getting a little too much shut-eye. WWJ's...

Feds: Kilpatrick Used State Funds To Renovate Bobby Ferguson's Office

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 11.27.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Michigan's former state budget director told jurors Thursday that she was "angry" when she learned that public grants approved in 2000...

IRS Agent: Kwame Had $531,000 Of Cash Transactions As Mayor

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 11.24.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Large amounts of cash that Kwame Kilpatrick deposited into bank accounts may have been gifts or money that he had saved for years and ...

Feds: Couple Stole $5 Million From City Pension Fund, Spent It Across Caribbean

Detroit News | Posted 08.27.2012 | Detroit

Detroit -- A South Carolina couple accused of stealing $5 million from a Detroit pension fund lived lavishly, shopped for a $1.5 million Caribbean vac...

Detective: Schmidt, Bolger May Have Conspired To Commit Perjury

Detroit Free Press | Posted 10.20.2012 | Detroit

LANSING -- A Michigan State Police detective said he believed House Speaker Jase Bolger and state Rep. Roy Schmidt may have conspired to commit perjur...

Kwame Likens Attorney To Wrong 'Turkey Knife,' Sets Stage For Entertaining Fall Trial

Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit

As his federal corruption trial inches closer, Detroit's former mayor came up with a creative, though ultimately failed protest that leaves one hopefu...

Text Messages Implicate Speaker And State Rep In Election Fraud

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.19.2012 | Detroit

While a fiery prosecutor's report condemns their actions and Democrats call for their resignations, it appears that, for the moment, Michigan House Sp...

MISTRIAL: Jury Deadlocks In Bobby Ferguson Case, Feds Will Try Again

Posted 06.27.2012 | Detroit

After a jury deliberated for seven days before reporting they had deadlocked, U.S. District Judge David Lawson declared a mistrial in the federal tria...

Police Department's Former Head Of Homicide Goes To Court For Fraud And Drug Charges

Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit

The ex-head of Detroit's homicide squad and his girlfriend stood before a judge in Michigan's 36th District court Monday to see if they would stand tr...

After Long Deliberations, Sick Juror Holds Up Bobby Ferguson Trial

Detroit Free Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit

With jury deliberations on hold due to a sick juror, the defense in the Bobby Ferguson bid rigging trial might get what it wished for earlier on: anot...

Feds Looking Into $75,000 Payments To Local Radio Host's Firm

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.14.2012 | Detroit

The host of a popular Detroit AM radio show could be in hot water with the authorities. The Detroit News reports federal agents are investigating $...

500 Witnesses, 370,000 Text Messages Could Play Key Role In Kwame Kilpatrick Case

Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit

The trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who faces numerous charges of embezzlement and corruption, is shaping up to be a long one. WXY...

More Corruption Charges For Activist Who Challenged Financial Review Team Proceedings

Posted 05.21.2012 | Detroit

The U.S. Attorney's Office is preparing more charges against a Highland Park school board member indicted last month in a corruption case, according t...

Attorney: Judge And Lawyers Conspired To Drain Rosa Parks' Estate

AP | Posted 05.18.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- An attorney claims a judge and two lawyers involved in a long-running dispute over civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks' estate conspired to dra...

SEC Slams Kwame Kilpatrick With Lawsuit

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.09.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is facing federal civil charges of taking part in an influence-peddling scheme involving the ...

Ficano's Coffers Are Getting Low As He Struggles To Fundraise

Detroit News | Posted 05.07.2012 | Detroit

Detroit -- Months of scandal may have stalled Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano's political machine. One of the most prodigious local fundraiser...

Will Kwame Take His Chances With A Jury?

Posted 04.25.2012 | Detroit

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick may choose to take his chances with a jury as he awaits trial in an extensive corruption case. The Detroit Ne...

Wayne County Corruption Probe Could Get First Guilty Plea

Detroit News | Posted 06.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit -- Federal prosecutors could secure the first guilty plea in the Wayne County public corruption case April 19 when a close friend of fired pol...