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Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

Kwame KIlpatrick's Bill Keeps Growing

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — The bill is growing for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. The government wants Kilpatrick to pay $195,000 for tax crimes while ...

Former Mayor Receives One Of The Toughest Sentences Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.10.2013 | Black Voices

Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday, seven months after he was convicted of public corruption in federal court. It marks ...

Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Denied In Court

AP | Posted 08.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A federal judge has refused to acquit or grant new trials to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and a city contractor. The ...


Posted 03.12.2013 | Detroit

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty of multiple counts of racketeering and extortion, a jury decided Monday. Kilpatrick was convict...

Kilpatrick Headed Back To Prison For Weekend Getaway

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 03.27.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was locked up for the weekend Friday for violating parole in a 2008 criminal case that bounced h...

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...

Proescutor: Just How Much Did Kwame Spend On Suits?

Detroit News | Posted 09.24.2012 | Detroit

The first government witnesses will take the stand at 9 a.m. in the City Hall corruption trial as prosecutors focus on former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilp...

It Begins: Kwame's Corruption Trial Kicks Off In Detroit

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 11.21.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick repeatedly stuffed his bank account and paid off credit cards with hundreds of thousands of doll...

Kwame's Lawyer Says He Can't Get A Fair Trial In Detroit

Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

In 2005, Detroit's then-Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was in the midst of his first major scandal in office. Media outlets alleged that he had made imprope...

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...

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 ...

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...

Coming Soon: Kwame, The Movie

Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

The rise and fall of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will soon be chronicled in a new "documovie" made by his sister, Ayanna Kilpatrick Ferguson...

Kwame Kilpatrick Restitution Payments Tripled, Will Still Take 143 Years To Pay Off

Posted 03.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick got word this week that his restitution payments to the city will triple. But the new monthly payment plan has...

TOWED: Kwame Hit With Federal Extortion Charges

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Federal prosecutors have added a charge to the corruption case against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. The indictment returned...

Kwame: 'No One Remembers The Good'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick came to Eastern Michigan University to talk about second chances and redemption, but controversy over his talk f...

A New Charter and a New Opportunity

Vincent M Keenan | Posted 01.17.2012 | Detroit
Vincent M Keenan

We've been told we're on the edge so many times that it feels like Detroit is as much on the edge of existence as on the straits of the Detroit River. Yet, if there is one common thread that ties Detroiters together it is resolve.

Slain Stripper's Family Drop Suit Against Detroit Ex-Mayor

AP | By COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit Tuesday that claimed the city of Detroit and ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a convicted felon, impede...

The Self-Proclaimed Jewish Conspiracy Against Kwame Kilpatrick

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Rather than seeking repentance for his misdeeds, Kwame cries that it was unfair the way he was treated and looks for a scapegoat. So, why not the Jews?

Prosecutors Try To Block Earnings From Detroit Mayor's Upcoming Book | Posted 08.15.2011 | Books

The Associated Press has quoted the former Detroit mayor as saying that all proceeds from "Surrender: The Rise, Fall & Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick"...

When Cyberspace Comes Back to Haunt

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Dimond

As technology developments bring us new ways to protect our communications it also brings new ways for the mischief-minded and the criminal to take advantage of us.

Detroit Political Dynasty Comes To An End With Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick's Congressional Defeat

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — They called it "Team Kilpatrick," a small army of family and friends dedicated to keeping a Detroit congresswoman and her brash, risin...

Former Detroit Mayor Could Reduce Prison Time With Boot Camp

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Corrections says imprisoned ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is eligible for a 90-day boot camp program th...

Kwame Kilpatrick, Disgraced Ex-Mayor Of Detroit, Living Life Of Luxury

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — If ever a public figure should be down for the count, it is Kwame Kilpatrick. Stripped of his job as Detroit's mayor, locked in jail ...

Detroit Council Asks Mayor to Resign

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — A defiant Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick quickly rejected the City Council's call Tuesday for him to resign because of accusations that he lie...