Detroit Corruption

Staffer Of Ex-Detroit City Councilwoman Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

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Sentencing Date Sent For Kilpatrick In Racketeering Conviction

Detroiters will soon find out just how long their former mayor will remain behind bars …

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2013

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

Free Press Sues To Get Kwame Kilpatrick Mugshot

The Detroit Free Press is suing the federal government over its refusal to release the mugshots of the former mayor and two others.


2011 booking photo

Kilpatrick Has More Complaints About Prison Stay

The incarcerated ex-Mayor isn’t satisfied with the amenities available at the federal prison in Milan.


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

Kwame Kilpatrick Fires His Attorney

An attorney who represented Kwame Kilpatrick through years of scandal was dismissed after the incarcerated former Detroit mayor said their relationship had deteriorated.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013

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Kwame Kilpatrick Tells Judge His Trial Was Unfair

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking a judge to throw out his corruption conviction, claiming he was the victim of media bias and a bad lawyer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (credit: STEPHEN CHERIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Roundtable Discussion Focuses On Race And The Media

Did race play a role in the media coverage of the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption trial?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2013

Bobby Ferguson, center, is seen with his attorneys Mike Rataj and  Gerald Evelyn. (credit: WWJ/Vickie Thomas, File)

Convicted Ex-Detroit Contractor Denied Bond

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds said Bobby Ferguson might be a “flight risk.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

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

Feds: Detroit Board Trustee Got Baskets Of Cash

Two city of Detroit officials have been indicted on charges of corruption involving $200 million and investments in the city’s pension funds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013