“This is the kind of sentence that you see for homicides, major drug dealing.”
“I think everyone here understands Mr. Kilpatrick was convicted of running a criminal enterprise,” Judge Nancy Edmunds said, adding the enterprise started while he was still in the state House of Representatives and continued through all six years he was in the mayor’s office.
Once a popular, promising, charismatic young politician, disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to spend years, if not decades, behind bars.
Kwame Kilpatrick returns to court to face what is likely to be one of the longer sentences in recent cases of public corruption.
How much time should Kwame get in prison and how much should he pay in restitution? What do you want Kwame to say? Experts don’t expect any remorse …
The attorney for Detroit businessman Bobby Ferguson is asking a federal judge for no more than ten years in prison on his city corruption convictions.
The U.S. Attorney in Detroit wants ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his friend Bobby Ferguson to pay $9.6 million in restitution.
She was at the center of one of the biggest scandals in the history of Detroit.
Sentencing memo claims the government overstated Kilpatrick’s criminal history and didn’t have “sufficient evidence” for other crimes.
“The scale of his corruption was astonishing. The impact on the region was devastating.”