Skip to comments.Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)
Posted on 10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT by RoosterReduxEdited 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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Oh well. Obama will bail them out with billions and another black will steal it all. It is, and has been, expected for years.
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--
Give him back to Detr0it, the pe0ple deserve him.
That's RACIST! Obama pardon incoming....
What political party was that guy in again?
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.
Kwame momma, Yallz boy!:
He’ll serve 18 months max.
The negrafioso crime syndicate. Hope he likes his new rimless stainless steel toilet.
So then, 15 years in the FedPen is NOT the new 28...for Kwame Kilpatrick.
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.
Was it Federal charges?
Good. What a POS.
I want to see the perp walk. Any pics of the perp walk?
Typical Afrikan tinhorn dictator.
Corruption in Detroit?
Hell, next thing you know they’ll tell us there’s gambling at Rick’s Cafe.....
Bet if he ran again, he'd win.
Wow! They actually mentioned in the second to the last paragraph of the article that Kilpatrick is a Democrat.
27 years redacted for good behavior.
he’ll serve until about 1/18/17 when the spite house will issue a pardon.
He’s a Tea Party guy, right??
King Barry is doing the same thing in DC that Kwame the K did in Detroit!!!! Wonder how many years he will get????
He was actually a Hillary supporter, he and his mother Carolyn Cheeks Killpatrick. Could be why he got no help.
That was my forst thought too. I am sure he will run for mayor of Detroit again, and he will win too.
Not that I’m listening.
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.
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."
You’ll win the bet everytime if you just assume that whatever the question, for Sharpton the answer is always “raaayyyyyciiisssmm!!!”
How many years did Blago get?
He’ll be out in ten (unless Obama pardons him sooner) and run for and win a seat in the House.
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..
One more thing: HOORAY Kim Worthy!
Funny how they neglected to mention what party he is. Maybe the Amish Party?
obadouche will pardon him.
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.
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...
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.
African Americans screwed again by a Democratic politician.
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.
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?
From the looks of it, hizzhonor could have hidden the cash in his bra.