Public Corruption

Ex-Wayne County Employee Found Guilty In US Bribery Case

A U.S. District Court jury found former Wayne County technology manager Zayd Allebban guilty of two counts of obstructing justice.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2013


Juror Dismissed From Detroit Corruption Trial

A juror has been dismissed from the public corruption trial against Kwame Kilpatrick for getting a little too much shut-eye.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2012

Focus Turns To Cash Received By Carlita Kilpatrick In Detroit Corruption Trial

Some have called it the “friends and family” plan and, on Thursday, federal prosecutors in the corruption trial of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick started outlining the money trail that started when he was in the state legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2012

(Art: Carole Kabrin) This sketch depicts the defendants and attorneys in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (far left).. Depicted from left, background: Bobby Ferguson, Bernard Kilpatrick and Victor Mercado.

Corruption Trial Resumes For Detroit Ex-Mayor

After a day off for a Jewish holiday, the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is resuming in federal court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2012

(Art: Carole Kabrin) Kwame Kilpatrick looks on in his federal corruption trial while his attorney Jim Thomas speaks.

Kilpatrick Pal Says He Passed $90K To Ex-Mayor

A witness says he delivered $90,000 in cash to Kwame Kilpatrick in 2008 while the former Detroit mayor’s family was settling in Texas after his resignation from office.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Chutkow talks to jurors during opening arguments of the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption trial. (Art: Carole Kabrin)

Feds Show Cash Trail At Kilpatrick Corruption Trial

A bank representative testified that Detroit’s ex-Mayor would usually make his credit card payments in cash, pulling as much as $3,000 from his pocket in $50 and $100 bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2012

(Art: Carole Kabrin) This sketch depicts a courtroom scene with Kwame Kilpatrick and his attorney Jim Thomas during Kilpatrick's federal corruption trial.

Opening Statements In Kilpatrick Corruption Trial

Jurors have heard opening statements in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and two other defendants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2012


Attorneys Question Prospective Jurors In Kwame Kilpatrick Trial

WWJ’s Vickie Thomas said, of 10 potential jurors quizzed Thursday, two African Americans were dismissed — causing visible reaction from the defendants

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2012

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick appears in Wayne County Circuit Court. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Jury Selection Continues In Kilpatrick Corruption Case

Jury selection picks back up on Thursday in the federal corruption trial against former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2012

Wayne County Official Indicted In Alleged Bribery Cover-Up

An ex-Wayne County official has been indicted on charges he conspired to obstruct justice and falsified documents to conceal a bribery scheme.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2012