facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Feds: Ex-mayor made city hall a ‘profit machine’



Published: Mon, February 11, 2013 @ 3:48 p.m.

Feds: Ex-mayor made city hall a ‘profit machine’

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick turned city hall into a “private profit machine.”

The federal court jury is hearing closing arguments today in Kilpatrick’s trial. He’s charged with 30 crimes, including bribery, conspiracy, extortion and tax violations.

U.S. prosecutors say he shook down contractors and his own political fundraiser, and that he turned a nonprofit fund into a personal slush fund. His father, Bernard, and city contractor Bobby Ferguson are also on trial.

Federal prosecutor R. Michael Bullotta says Kilpatrick spent $840,000 more than he received in income as Detroit mayor. He quit office in 2008 and later served prison time on a state obstruction of justice conviction.

Jury deliberations probably won’t start until Wednesday.


Comments

1georgejeanie(844 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Ah, another terrific Dumbocratic mayor. Take from the poor and take from the rich, to make himself and his family richer. Sounds just like the man we need in Youngstown to get the city back on track.

Suggest removal:


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes | Pittsburgh International Airport