Former Detroit Water Dept Head Indicted; Fired From Texas Job
More fallout from all those Federal indictments of Detroit’s former mayor, his father, and three city workers.
Former water department head Victor Mercado has been fired.
He’d been working for the town of Bexar, near San Antonio, Texas. Mercado has been named in the Federal corruption indictment.
A 38-count federal indictment claims the one-time darling of Michigan’s Democratic Party and the city’s twice-elected but now-disgraced former mayor pocketed far more as head of a criminal enterprise headquartered from his office on the 11th floor of City Hall.
The indictment, handed up Wednesday by a grand jury, allege that Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, Bernard, and some of the imprisoned ex-mayor’s allies weaved an intricate path of corruption that prosecutors say finally shines a light on greed within city government that leveraged access and influence.
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