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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Kwame Kilpatrick
A high school pal whose testimony helped convict former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of corruption was sentenced Thursday to a year in a halfway house, a major break as a reward for his vital cooperation.
Federal prosecutors are recommending a 40-month prison sentence for a man who grew up with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, worked in his inner circle and became an important witness at his corruption trial.
Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's water department chief has received a sentence of eight months in a halfway house for his role in a wide-ranging corruption case.
Federal prosecutors are recommending an 18-month prison sentence for the former head of Detroit's water department who admits rigging contracts while working for then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking the public to pay $24,000 more for a second lawyer to appeal his corruption conviction and prison sentence.
The public paid more than $1 million for the yearslong legal defense of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father, according to figures released Wednesday by a federal court.
A political fundraiser who pulled cash from her bra as kickbacks to then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to probation Thursday for tax evasion.
Federal prosecutors are recommending a year or less in prison for a political fundraiser who gave kickbacks to then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been transferred to a federal prison in Oklahoma as he serves his prison term in a corruption case.
Jurors convicted former Democratic Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on a range of corruption charges Monday, practically guaranteeing a prison sentence that surpasses 20 years.
After a last-ditch effort to move the case out of Detroit failed, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is returning to court for the start of a corruption trial that will last months and could land him in prison for more than 10 years.
For decades, it was presumed that having blacks in positions of political leadership on the local, state and national levels would serve as a safeguard to preserve the victories of the civil rights movement and ensure that the people on whose behalf those battles had been fought could benefit from the new opportunities that those victories afforded.
During the past year that Kwame Kilpatrick has spent in Michigan prisons, Detroit's ex-mayor has had plenty of time to ponder the divide between a once-promising public service career that included shaking hands with U.S. presidents, but now gets spent rubbing elbows and swapping tales with murderers, rapists and common thieves.
Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick beamed as her son and rising political star, Kwame, vowed during his first ceremonial oath of office to faithfully serve the citizens of Detroit as their mayor. She called the Jan. 4, 2002, event the highlight of her life.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, already in state prison for probation violations, was indicted Wednesday on federal fraud and tax charges.