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Jury convicts ex-Detroit
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of
racketeering conspiracy, corruption

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:abuela10, 3/11/2013 11:57:12 AM

DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday 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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Reply 1 - Posted by: tommyr, 3/11/2013 12:11:24 PM     (No. 9219363)

Did the rest of his family skate without prosecution?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Salt5792, 3/11/2013 12:12:16 PM     (No. 9219366)

Obviously a racist jury. /s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 3/11/2013 12:27:33 PM     (No. 9219405)

Hey, way down at the bottom of the article it says "The Democrat..."

Which, I guess, means the guy who is a crook. But I´m guessing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Peaches, 3/11/2013 12:34:04 PM     (No. 9219423)

That criminal clown has caused so much trouble here in Michigan, I hope he never leaves jail. I can´t believe he could get up to 20 years -- only 20 years?! They should throw his butt in jail and then throw away the key.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 3/11/2013 12:48:19 PM     (No. 9219454)

Power corrupts.

So why do dopes keep voting to give government more and more power?

Ooops - - I guess I answered my own question. Dopes don´t understand that power corrupts.

Never mind.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/11/2013 12:51:22 PM     (No. 9219466)

Hey they gave the money to ME, so it´s MINE.

What is wrong with America when a crooked politician can´t ply his trade and scam a few bucks? /S

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Reply 7 - Posted by: formerNYer, 3/11/2013 1:10:55 PM     (No. 9219508)

14 paragraphs before we find the crook is a democRAT! republican are always identified in the headline.

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