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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...

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 ...

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...

FOUND GUILTY

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'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...

'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...

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...

After Weekend In Prison, Kwame Heads Back To Court

AP | Posted 03.30.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from a city lockup where he spent the weekend for violating parole in the 2008...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick To Stand Trial On Assault Charges

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — A judge ruled Friday that there's enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on two felony assault charges stemming fro...

Detroit Mayor Allowed By Judge To Go To Dem Convention

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — Barack Obama doesn't want Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his legal troubles to be a distraction at the upcoming Democratic Nationa...

Detroit Mayor Sent To Jail

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was jailed Thursday for a bond violation in his perjury case, his pleas for leniency rejected by a judge who ma...