Source: Robert Snell / The Detroit Free Press Detroit — Kwame Kilpatrick is back in federal prison Friday after undergoing surgery on an injured knee. Kilpatrick has returned to prison in Milan, according to U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross. It was unclear if he returned Thursday or Friday morning. “He is definitely back in [...]
Source: Rober Snell and Tom Greenwood / The Detroit News Detroit — Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick canned his taxpayer-funded lawyer Thursday after saying their relationship was destroyed, a move that will delay sentencing in the City Hall corruption case. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds appointed another member of Kilpatrick’s legal team, Harold Gurewitz, to handle pre-sentencing matters. [...]
Source: Robert Snell / The Detroit News Detroit — Kwame Kilpatrick asked a federal judge Monday to overturn his corruption conviction and order a new trial. In a twist, Kilpatrick filed the request by himself and revealed that he has filed a complaint with the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission against his taxpayer-funded lawyer, James C. [...]
LISTEN: April Ryan And Attorney Arnold Reed Discuss What You Should Know about the Kwame Kilpatrick Conviction
April Ryan talks with Attorney Arnold Reed about the convictions of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father Bernard Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson.
Source: Tresa Baldas & Jim Schaefer / Detroit Free Press Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his longtime contractor friend Bobby Ferguson were convicted of racketeering and extortion this morning, marking an end to a more than decade-long public corruption investigation. The ex-mayor’s father, Bernard Kilpatrick, who was convicted on one tax charge, was asked whether he believes the jury [...]
Source: Tresa Baldas and Jim Schaefer / Detroit Free Press Saying his client had been “demonized by the media,” Kwame Kilpatrick’s lawyer urged a federal jury on Tuesday to be fair to the ex-mayor, forget his troubled past and “Let Mr. Kilpatrick go home with his wife and kids.” “We came here in this courtroom [...]
Source: Tresa Baldas and Jim Schaefer / Detroit Free Press Kwame Kilpatrick had it all — a free mansion, bodyguards and staff to answer his every beck and call — “but that wasn’t enough.” That’s what a federal prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments in Detroit’s historic public corruption trial this morning. Kilpatrick’s greed, Assistant [...]
Source: AP / theGrio DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick declined to testify Wednesday as the presentation of evidence in his corruption trial closed after nearly 70 days. Kilpatrick told a judge that he understood he had the right to speak in his own defense but would pass. His father, Bernard, and buddy Bobby [...]
LISTEN: Roland Martin Talks With Attorney Arnold Reed About The Latest In The Kwame Kilpatrick Trial
Roland Martin talks with Attorney Arnold Reed about the latest developments in the Kwame Kilpatrick trial.
Source: AP / theGrio DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from a city lockup where he spent the weekend for violating parole in the 2008 criminal conviction that booted him from office. Kilpatrick left the Michigan Corrections Department facility in Detroit Monday morning. He had been locked up there since Friday [...]