02/22/2013 09:44 am ET Updated Apr 24, 2013

Detroit Had A Corruption Scandal In 1930s That Was Bigger Than Today's

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

But contrary to what you may have heard or read, the ongoing probe that could send former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to prison for racketeering, extortion and bribery pales compared to a Detroit corruption probe that began in the late 1930s.

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