A Detroit pastor who doubled as a city building official has been sentenced to two years of probation in a scheme to have taxpayers pay for kitchen equipment at his church.
Ex-Pontiac Fire Chief Jeffrey Hawkins has been convicted of bribery for taking payment in exchange for ignoring code violations at a bar.
According to a recent statewide survey, a majority of voters believe that the verdict for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was “just and fair,” while 16 percent think he “got off easy.”
A raid at the home of Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert stretched overnight and into the morning Tuesday.
Jurors on Tuesday entered the courtroom for the first time to ask a question during deliberations in the corruption trial of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Jurors returned to work in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick — but not for long.
“If Kwame Kilpatrick was white and his name was Kent Masters Kensington, he would not be on trial,” said Daniel Ferguson — Kilpatrick’s brother-in-law and Bobby Ferguson’s cousin.
Bernard Kilpatrick wasn’t an extortionist but a sharp-elbowed consultant who did legitimate work for people who wanted business with the city, his attorney said during final arguments.
Federal authorities say an executive overseeing $200 million in real estate investments by Detroit’s municipal pension has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe the city treasurer to get business.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has a full day of court appearances on his planner.
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