Detroit's Ex-Water Head Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 2:08 PM EST) -- The former director of Detroit's Water and Sewer Department on Monday pled guilty to conspiracy for his role in rigging city contracts, in the corruption case involving former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Victor Mercado and prosecutors inked a plea agreement in which he copped to one count of conspiracy to violate the Hobbs Act, after being initially being hit with a host of charges ranging from racketeering to witness tampering.

Mercado later officially entered his guilty plea at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Nancy G....
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