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.
Attached is a rare photo of a smiling Kilpatrick behind bars.
“The man who many residents thought was going to be the key to revving Detroit’s revival, instead, helped drive it over the financial cliff.”
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.
It looks like former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has another big bill to pay.
Victor Mercado pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy charge in 2012 while on trial with Kilpatrick and others.
Taxpayers paid slightly more than $1 million for the legal defense of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father.