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Kwame Kilpatrick Trial

Jailed Ex-Mayor's Court Fees Cost Taxpayers BIG

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices

Disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty of numerous counts of racketeering and extortion in his federal corruption case last ...

Prosecutors: Former Detroit Mayor Should Be Jailed For Decades

Posted 10.03.2013 | Black Voices

Federal prosecutors today asked that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his partner Bobby Ferguson be sentenced to 28 years in prison or more f...

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.

Twitter Speaks: Detroit Sounds Off On Kwame Kilpatrick Verdict

Posted 03.11.2013 | Detroit

After five months of a federal trial and 15 days of deliberations, jurors in Kwame Kilpatrick's federal corruption case finally returned Monday with t...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...