Jury convicts ex-Detroit mayor of corruption

Jury convicts ex-Detroit mayor of corruption

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted today of corruption charges, ensuring a return to prison for a man once among the nation’s youngest big-city leaders. Jurors convicted Kilpatrick of a raft of crimes, including a racketeering conspiracy charge that carries a maximum punishment of 20 years behind bars. He was portrayed during a five-month trial as an unscrupulous politician who took bribes, rigged contracts and lived far beyond his means while in office until fall 2008.

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