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Jeffrey Hawkins (Booking Photo)

Ex-Fire Chief Gets Prison For Bribery

The former fire chief in Pontiac has been sentenced to six months in prison for taking a bribe to ignore violations at a bar.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2013

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Ex-River Rouge Schools Exec Gets 5-Year Sentence

A former River Rouge school official has been sentenced to five years in prison for a bribery and mail fraud scheme that cost the district $160,000.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013

Charlie Golden (Booking Photo)

Detroit Pastor Sentenced In Corruption Case

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2013

Jeffrey Hawkins (Booking Photo)

Ex-Pontiac Fire Chief Convicted Of Taking Bribe

Ex-Pontiac Fire Chief Jeffrey Hawkins has been convicted of bribery for taking payment in exchange for ignoring code violations at a bar.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Majority Say Kilpatrick Verdict Was ‘Just And Fair’

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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2013

Police Raid Home Of Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert

A raid at the home of Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert stretched overnight and into the morning Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2013

(credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Kilpatrick Jurors Question Kwame Kilpatrick Extortion Charge

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2013

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Illness Sends Jury Home Early In Kilpatrick Trial

Jurors returned to work in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick — but not for long.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Relative: Detroiters Brainwashed To Hate Kwame Kilpatrick, Who Wouldn’t Be On Trial If He Was White

“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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2013

(Art: Carole Kabrin) This sketch depicts the defendants and attorneys in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (far left).. Depicted from left, background: Bobby Ferguson, Bernard Kilpatrick and Victor Mercado.

Lawyer: Kwame Kilpatrick’s Dad Did Legitimate Work

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

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