Source: Detroit Free Press
Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and longtime pal Bobby Ferguson got hit today a new criminal charge, this one involving extortion, the Free Press has learned.
According to a second superseding indictment returned today by a federal grand jury investigation public corruption, Kilpatrick and Ferguson obtained more than $90,000 from an unnamed towing contractor that was doing business with the Detroit Police Department from 2003 to 2008.
According to the indictment, during February 2003, at the direction of members of the Kilpatrick Enterprise, an associate of Kilpatrick’s obtained about $9,000 cash from the towing contractor. Around July 2004, the towing contractor gave $25,000 to a political action committee, instructing the PAC to give the money to Kilpatrick’s campaign.
. The PAC and Kilpatrick’s associate were not named in the indictment.
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