The former chief of staff of a Detroit pension fund trustee has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes as part of the federal government’s long-running corruption investigation in the city.
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.
On day 49 of the trial last Monday one of the government’s star witnesses took the stand.
“The mayor said cool and that was it,” reporter Vickie Thomas said, recounting Miller’s testimony about Kilpatrick’s reaction to opening the envelope full of $100 bills in an Asian Village restaurant bathroom.
Attorneys for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and other defendants in a City Hall corruption case Monday met with prosecutors and federal judge Nancy Edmunds.
His client has copped a plea in the Detroit City Hall corruption scandal and WWJ’s City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas sat down to talk exclusively with the attorney for ex-mayor Kilpatrick’s former top aide Derrick Miller.
On the same day former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick returned to the city he once led, he learned one of his best friends made a plea with federal prosecutors to testify against him.
A former aide to ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to cooperate as prosecutors take his old boss to trial next year.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, Bernard, and three other men have been arraigned on federal pay-to-play charges.