- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Detroit contractor who was convicted of corruption along with former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick often went to bat for his buddy, Bobby Ferguson, and punished contractors who didn’t make room for him on city excavation projects.

The Supreme Court said Monday that it won’t take an appeal from Ferguson, who is serving a 21-year prison sentence. He and Kilpatrick were convicted of conspiracy, extortion and other crimes in 2013.

The government accused Kilpatrick of conspiring to give city business to Ferguson and getting a share of the spoils. The former mayor is serving a 28-year prison sentence.

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