Derrick Miller, the star witness who helped the government bring down former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his scandalous administration, breaks his silence.
Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered Derrick Miller to pay $200 a month until he’s paid back $240,000 dollars.
This week on Michigan Matters, in his first and only extended interview, Carol Cain talks with former Kwame Kilpatrick aide Derrick Miller.
It’s a big break for Derrick Miller, who was facing up to 10 years in custody when he pleaded guilty in 2011 to taking kickbacks.
Derrick Miller testified for five days at Kilpatrick’s trial, telling jurors about passing bribes to Kilpatrick from city contractors, including $10,000 in a restaurant bathroom.
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.