Trial Date Set In City Hall Corruption Case

DETROIT (WWJ) – A federal judge set date of September 6th 2012 for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, and three others on public corruption charges stemming from a federal investigation.

The 38-count indictment alleges corruption regarding city contracts totaling at least $100 million, involving racketeering conspiracy, extortion, fraud and bribery.

In addition to Kwame Kilpatrick and Bernard Kilpatrick, named in the indictment are Kilpatrick’s good friend and city contractor, Bobby Ferguson;Victor Mercado, former head of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department; and Derrick Miller who is a former chief administrative officer for the city of Detroit.

Kilpatrick, along with the others, received their trial date Wednesday afternoon. 

In announcing the charges last December, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said the accused turned the mayor’s office into a criminal enterprise.

Kilpatrick is currently serving time in a state prison in Jackson on a probation violation stemming from the text message scandal.

He is eligible for parole as early as July 25th.

  • I hate liars

    You have committed murder in my opinion , and i believe their was a party at the mansion , your a liar and a crook , and you will answer to the man upstairs !!

    • Bady

      Steve,Why do you assume that there is any roiseus expense for the policing of this event? Few events on campus entail any actual increased police expenditure, and I see no obvious reason that this one would be an exception or a big exception.EMU has had a horrible history of lying to the public about major expenses and even about horrible crimes committed on campus. That was so circa 2000-07. I know that history well and was deeply involved in demanding that EMU’s then administration be swept off campus for its conduct; and, with time, that administration was replaced. So it’s a new administration in place now new people truly. And I see no reason to think that the new Administration is in anyway lying about the expenses of this minor event of one felon speaking on campus. So, with all due respect, I think you are in error in stating that EMU is spending money on the event and not being honest about those expenditures. I trust that you’ve conveyed your questions about the sales tax issue that you’ve brought up here to responsible campus officials and aren’t just bringing it up here in public for the sake of debating points. I doubt he’ll sell many books, but I’m sure he hopes to do so.

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