DETROIT (WWJ) – The attorney for Detroit businessman Bobby Ferguson is asking a federal judge for no more than ten years in prison on his city corruption convictions.
In a federal court filing Tuesday, Ferguson’s attorney writes “with Detroit in peril, strapped with an emergency manager and mired in bankruptcy, there is a belief that Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Kilpatrick must be held responsible for all our City’s wrongs. The extraordinary historical inaccuracies aside, this Court must resist the temptation to get caught up in the groundswell of this passion and zealotry.”
In addition, sentencing memorandum [READ HERE] says The Government selectively describes and mischaracterizes past events from Mr. Ferguson’s life, and ignores the entirety of who Mr. Ferguson is.
Among the documents presented in support of Ferguson are letters from three of his children [READ HERE] and people who have worked for and done business with Ferguson.
Ferguson will be sentenced Friday morning at 10 o’clock.
Ferguson’s friend and former mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, will be sentenced on Thursday.