Ex-Detroit Mayor Convicted In 'Breathtaking' Corruption Case

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- After three weeks of deliberations, a federal jury on Monday convicted former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of public corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks and bribes to steer city business to certain contractors that could put him behind bars for up to 20 years.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered U.S. marshals to take Kilpatrick into custody pending his sentencing after he was convicted of 24 of 30 counts, including a racketeering charge. Prosecutors accused him of "breathtaking corruption," saying he ran a "pay-to-play" scheme with...
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