Former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty on 24 of 30 charges he faced, including the most serious charges of racketeering. The verdicts ended a six-month trial.
The case, which saw more than 80 witnesses testifying about wrong-doing by Kwame and his co-conspirators, detailed the habitual tendencies of Kilpatrick and he rigged bids, steered business to contractors for kick backs, and used public and non-profit money for personal gain. Kilpatrick isn’t a stranger to scandal, having already been outed for having an affair with his chief of staff, but the guilty verdicts and long prison sentences are new.
The judge ordered Kilpatrick to jail pending sentencing, citing not only a risk of flight but also a danger to the community.
Also found guilty at the trial was a contractor and Kilpatrick’s father.
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