Public Corruption

Ex-Wayne County Employee Found Guilty In US Bribery CaseA U.S. District Court jury found former Wayne County technology manager Zayd Allebban guilty of two counts of obstructing justice.
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.
Focus Turns To Cash Received By Carlita Kilpatrick In Detroit Corruption TrialSome 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.
Corruption Trial Resumes For Detroit Ex-MayorAfter a day off for a Jewish holiday, the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is resuming in federal court.
Kilpatrick Pal Says He Passed $90K To Ex-MayorA 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.
Feds Show Cash Trail At Kilpatrick Corruption TrialA 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.
Opening Statements In Kilpatrick Corruption TrialJurors have heard opening statements in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and two other defendants.
Attorneys Question Prospective Jurors In Kwame Kilpatrick TrialWWJ's Vickie Thomas said, of 10 potential jurors quizzed Thursday, two African Americans were dismissed -- causing visible reaction from the defendants
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.
Wayne County Official Indicted In Alleged Bribery Cover-UpAn ex-Wayne County official has been indicted on charges he conspired to obstruct justice and falsified documents to conceal a bribery scheme.
Should Bob Ficano Be Censured, Or Simply Step Down?There's been some movement in an effort to reprimand Wayne County Executive Roberto Ficano.
Judge Won't Delay Kilpatrick Corruption TrialSaying the public needs closure, a federal judge is refusing to delay the September corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father.
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