Kwame Kilpatrick found guilty of Racketeering

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    Kwame Kilpatrick found guilty of Racketeering

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    Posted: Mar 11, 2013 10:39 AM EDTUpdated: Mar 11, 2013 10:57 AM EDT

    By Dennis Kraniak, myFOXDetroit.com – email

    • LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN THE KILPATRICK CORRUPTION TRIAL

    (WJBK) -The former mayor of the city of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick has been found guilty of Racketeering.Kwame Kilpatrick, Bernard Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson are accused of taking bribes and kickbacks during Kwame Kilpatrick’s time as mayor of the city of Detroit.A total of 38 charges range from mail fraud and tax evasion to racketeering and extortion.

    Here’s a breakdown from court:

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy — KWAME KILPATRICK — GUILTY

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy — BOBBY FERGUSON — GUILTY

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy — BERNARD KILPATRICK–NO DECISION REACHED

    A conviction on racketeering charges could carry up to 20-years in prison.

    The government said Kilpatrick abused the Civic Fund, a nonprofit fund he created to help distressed Detroit residents. There was evidence that it was used for yoga lessons, camps for his kids, golf clubs and travel.

    Kilpatrick, 42, was elected in 2001 at age 31. He resigned in 2008 and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in a different scandal involving sexually explicit text messages and an extramarital affair with his chief of staff.

    The Democrat spent 14 months in prison for violating probation in that case after a judge said he failed to report assets that could be put toward his $1 million restitution to Detroit.

    Voters booted his mother, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, from Congress in 2010, partly because of a negative perception of her due to her son’s troubles.

    The verdicts from the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption trial were read Monday morning. See them all below:

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
    BERNARD KILPATRICK
    No verdict reached

    Count 2: Extortion – Sewer Lining Contract
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 2: Extortion – Sewer Lining Contract
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 3: Extortion- Amendment to Sewer Lining Contract
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 3: Extortion- Amendment to Sewer Lining Contract
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 4: Extortion – Baby Creek/Patton Park
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 4: Extortion – Baby Creek/Patton Park
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 5: Attempted Extortion, Oakwood Pump Station
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 5: Attempted Extortion, Oakwood Pump Station
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 7: Extortion – Outfalls Contract
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    No consensus

    Count 7: Extortion – Outfalls Contract
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 8: Extortion – Asbestos Abatement
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    No consensus

    Count 8: Extortion – Asbestos Abatement
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 9: Extortion – Repair of Eastside Water Mains
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 9: Extortion – Repair of Eastside Water Mains
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 10: Extortion – Eastside Sewer Repair
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 10: Extortion – Eastside Sewer Repair
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 15: Attempted Extortion, Sludge Contract
    BERNARD KILPATRICK
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 16: Bribery-$90,000 Bribe
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    No consensus

    Count 16: Bribery – $90,000 Bribe
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 17: Bribery – $75,000 Bribe
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 18: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 19: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 20: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 21: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 22: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 23: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 24: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 25: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 26: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 27: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 28: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 29: Wire Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 30: Wire Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 31: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 32: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 33: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 34: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 35: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 36: Income Tax Evasion
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 37: Subscribing False Tax Return
    BERNARD KILPATRICK
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 38: Subscribing False Tax Return
    BERNARD KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

     

    Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson arrive at federal prison in Milan after guilty convictions

    Posted: 2:53 PM

    Last Updated: 8 minutes ago

    • By: WXYZ.com Web Staff

    DETROIT (WXYZ) – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson have arrived at a federal prison in Milan.

    Judge Nancy Edmunds immediately remanded Kilpatrick and Ferguson to the Federal Correction Institution at a bond hearing following the multiple guilty convictions in federal court that were read earlier today.

    “Detention is required in his circumstance,” Judge Edmunds said.

    Kilpatrick appeared to be in a daze during the hearing. His eyes look tired, and he seemed worn down.

    Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/detroit/kwame-kilpatrick-and-bobby-ferguson-remanded-to-detention-facility-immediately?March3#ixzz2NGk2Mlvk

     

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