An auditor general’s report paints a picture of more corruption at city hall.
“They perpetuated a culture of corruption in Detroit that put the health and safety of families at risk,” the AG said today.
“The trial was not about these stated criminal counts, but something far more sinister,” Kilpatrick said.
Provocateur also slipped oversized, neon green sales tags around the necks of downtown statues.
“The bribery scheme alleged in the indictment represents a betrayal of the honest employees who have dedicated themselves to serving the Detroit Public Library and its patrons,” U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said.
Former longterm Pontiac City Councilman Everett Seay faces nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to bribery in federal court Tuesday.
Eight days of deliberation are relatively uncommon, but they happen. In 2003, jurors took four months and still couldn’t reach verdicts on 27 counts against police accused of planting evidence and assaulting suspects.
Quebec corruption officials confirmed to us that the government issued arrest warrants today against Porter, who headed DMC between 1999 and 2003 and now lives in the Bahamas.
New low for Kilpatrick defense team: Lawyer shoves Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter, challenges him to fight
“You wanna go right now?” the lawyer asked, pointing his finger at the much-taller, unfazed reporter. “You wanna challenge me? You piece of garbage.”
Detroit is called out for its ineffective government and crumbling economy.