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Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)
FoxNews.com ^ | 10/10/2013

Posted on 10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Edited on 10/10/2013 11:10:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.

Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bluezones; bobbyferguson; bunkingwithbama; corruptdems; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrat; democratic; democrats; detroit; ferguson; kilpatrick; kilpatrickenterprise; kwame; kwamekilpatrick; mayor; michigan; prison; salami; sentenced; years
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1 posted on 10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Oh well. Obama will bail them out with billions and another black will steal it all. It is, and has been, expected for years.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 11:01:11 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Detroit=D.C.


3 posted on 10/10/2013 11:01:42 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Safetgiver

Shocking -


4 posted on 10/10/2013 11:02:33 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: All
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick Loses Congressional Seat Amid Son Kwame's Scandals
circa Aug 2010 / BY Patricia Murphy, Capitol Hill Bureau Chief

Kwame

Kwame's mommy. Guy who beat her.

Sexy text messages, perjury charges and a Detroit political career mired in corruption brought Democratic Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick's distinguished congressional career to an end Tuesday night -- and she had only her son to blame.

That son -- former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick -- is serving five years in prison for violating the terms of his 2009 probation. He originally went to jail for perjury and corruption related to a sex and text-message scandal between him and his chief of staff in the mayor's office. He was sent back to prison in 2010 on additional perjury charges.

Although Represenative Kilpatrick's 14 years in Congress were scandal-free, and she eventually nabbed a spot on the powerful Appropriations Committee, a poll just before Tuesday's primary showed that 44 percent of voters planned to choose someone other than the incumbent because of the mess surrounding the former mayor.

The congresswoman also faced her toughest opponent ever Tuesday night in Hansen Clarke, an Ivy League-educated Michigan state senator with a compelling personal story and a slogan telling voters "It's Time for a Change." Clarke soundly defeated Kilpatrick, by 47 percent to 41 percent.--Snip--

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/08/04/rep-carolyn-kilpatrick-loses-seat-amid-son-kwames-scandals/

5 posted on 10/10/2013 11:03:59 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Col Frank Slade

Give him back to Detr0it, the pe0ple deserve him.


6 posted on 10/10/2013 11:04:08 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: RoosterRedux
Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)

That's RACIST! Obama pardon incoming....

7 posted on 10/10/2013 11:05:34 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Liz

Racism!


8 posted on 10/10/2013 11:05:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: RoosterRedux

What political party was that guy in again?

Detroit? Right?


9 posted on 10/10/2013 11:06:20 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: RoosterRedux
They're already playing the race card in Detroit, saying why don't whites get the same sentences? And Kwame got 28 years because he's black.

Personally, I think he should have gotten 40 yrs. After the lengthy proclamation of all of his offenses (particularly RICO) by the judge, I thought she'd give him at least the minimum - which was 30 yrs.

10 posted on 10/10/2013 11:08:19 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Liz

Kwame momma, Yallz boy!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFunr5TAlMA


11 posted on 10/10/2013 11:10:37 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: RoosterRedux

He’ll serve 18 months max.


12 posted on 10/10/2013 11:11:36 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: RoosterRedux

The negrafioso crime syndicate. Hope he likes his new rimless stainless steel toilet.


13 posted on 10/10/2013 11:12:55 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: RoosterRedux

So then, 15 years in the FedPen is NOT the new 28...for Kwame Kilpatrick.


14 posted on 10/10/2013 11:13:31 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Antihero101607
"Give him back to Detr0it, the pe0ple deserve him."

The truly sad thing is, he would guarantee being the winner tomorrow so long as he had a (D) next to his name.

Heck, even as an independent he would probably win if the two opposing him were white.

15 posted on 10/10/2013 11:17:08 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Was it Federal charges?


16 posted on 10/10/2013 11:19:00 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: RoosterRedux

Good. What a POS.


17 posted on 10/10/2013 11:20:07 AM PDT by opres
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To: RoosterRedux

I want to see the perp walk. Any pics of the perp walk?


18 posted on 10/10/2013 11:21:57 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: RoosterRedux

Typical Afrikan tinhorn dictator.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 11:22:55 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: RoosterRedux
Corruption in Detroit? That's unexpected.


20 posted on 10/10/2013 11:25:03 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RoosterRedux

Corruption in Detroit?
Hell, next thing you know they’ll tell us there’s gambling at Rick’s Cafe.....


21 posted on 10/10/2013 11:26:45 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: The KG9 Kid
He’ll serve 18 months max.

Bet if he ran again, he'd win.

22 posted on 10/10/2013 11:27:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RoosterRedux

Wow! They actually mentioned in the second to the last paragraph of the article that Kilpatrick is a Democrat.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 11:27:26 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: The KG9 Kid

27 years redacted for good behavior.


24 posted on 10/10/2013 11:30:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: RoosterRedux

he’ll serve until about 1/18/17 when the spite house will issue a pardon.


25 posted on 10/10/2013 11:32:39 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: RoosterRedux
Birds of a feather...
26 posted on 10/10/2013 11:39:34 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Ouch! 28 years.

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27 posted on 10/10/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RoosterRedux

He’s a Tea Party guy, right??

/s


28 posted on 10/10/2013 11:43:52 AM PDT by PGR88
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29 posted on 10/10/2013 11:44:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RoosterRedux

King Barry is doing the same thing in DC that Kwame the K did in Detroit!!!! Wonder how many years he will get????
(sarc)


30 posted on 10/10/2013 11:47:17 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

He was actually a Hillary supporter, he and his mother Carolyn Cheeks Killpatrick. Could be why he got no help.


31 posted on 10/10/2013 11:52:36 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: apillar
That's RACIST! Obama pardon incoming....

That was my forst thought too. I am sure he will run for mayor of Detroit again, and he will win too.

32 posted on 10/10/2013 11:54:55 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: RoosterRedux
Has Al Sharpton screamed “Racist!” yet?

Not that I’m listening.

33 posted on 10/10/2013 11:58:41 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Safetgiver

That’s certainly one avenue to Hussein’s goal of “redistribution”, and one which has been honed to perfection for decades, except when the players are so unutterably stupid they beg to get caught. The others are merely Sharpton/Jackson Sr level stupid. Jackson Jr didn’t pay attention to his lessons, apparently.


34 posted on 10/10/2013 12:08:00 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: FrdmLvr
I am hardly a defender of Kwame, as I think he is a very corrupt dude.

That said, I can understand why blacks might feel it is wrong for Kwame to get 28 years for Detroit corruption.

I could talk for weeks about Chicago corruption, and how ANYONE connected to the Daley / Dead Fish machine should probably be doing 50+ years a piece.

And let's not forget about the Enron scumbags... Andrew Fastow and that wife of his in particular.

They should have all gotten life sentences for what they did, but they are out on the streets free as birds, and even picking up public speaking gigs at universities to discuss "business ethics."

35 posted on 10/10/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT by Prole
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To: mojito

You’ll win the bet everytime if you just assume that whatever the question, for Sharpton the answer is always “raaayyyyyciiisssmm!!!”


36 posted on 10/10/2013 12:11:05 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: FrdmLvr

How many years did Blago get?


37 posted on 10/10/2013 12:11:39 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: RoosterRedux

He’ll be out in ten (unless Obama pardons him sooner) and run for and win a seat in the House.


38 posted on 10/10/2013 12:16:06 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Thanks for the ping. 28 years should be given to the enablers/cricket-chirpers in politics who never said a peep about this criminal. Cox? Grandholm? Etc.

As for King Kwame, the POS thug, he should be taken from the courtroom and hung from a non-functioning street lamp. There are many in bankrupt Detroit. Get some postive use out of them.

FUKwame & and your thugs/homies/enablers/sycophants/family members (except kids) and entourage..


39 posted on 10/10/2013 12:28:42 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: RoosterRedux; cripplecreek; All

One more thing: HOORAY Kim Worthy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPwGRvCbpvs


40 posted on 10/10/2013 12:31:32 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: RoosterRedux

Funny how they neglected to mention what party he is. Maybe the Amish Party?


41 posted on 10/10/2013 12:37:49 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Paine in the Neck

obadouche will pardon him.


42 posted on 10/10/2013 12:41:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mrsmel
14?

Kwame was found guilty on 24 counts - many of them RICO charges. He's corrupt as hell. He's lucky to have gotten out of there with only 28 yrs. With all the points against him (43), sentencing guidelines said 360 months to life.

43 posted on 10/10/2013 12:49:21 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Polyxene
King Barry is doing the same thing in DC that Kwame the K did in Detroit!!!! Wonder how many years he will get????

Which is why in an illegal cash loan in lieu of getting of off the public stage was arranged by Detwaa business muck-e-mucks including Roger Penske if my memory is correct, In Sept of 08' as to not to have him juxtaposed to Obama.

Kinda funny how that all worked out now didn't it...

44 posted on 10/10/2013 12:55:52 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: RoosterRedux
The 0bama Pardon Pool (TM).

5.56mm

45 posted on 10/10/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: RoosterRedux

Dumptroit deserves what it gets by electing politicians like this. As long as they keep selling out to the Democrats that city will never get out of its fiscal nightmare.


46 posted on 10/10/2013 1:00:35 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: RoosterRedux

African Americans screwed again by a Democratic politician.


47 posted on 10/10/2013 1:08:04 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Surely we will see this on ALL of the lame stream media for the next week.

Oh wait, he’s a black democrat. Free pass.


48 posted on 10/10/2013 1:21:41 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: RoosterRedux

And, let me guess, accusations that his imprisonment is entirely racist have already begun like clockwork? Am I right? Is the race card pretty much already out in full force?


49 posted on 10/10/2013 1:26:52 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: RoosterRedux
even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.

From the looks of it, hizzhonor could have hidden the cash in his bra.

50 posted on 10/10/2013 2:25:25 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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