Kilpatrick Pal Gets 21 Years In Detroit Corruption Case

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A contractor who ran a more than $70 million pay-to-play extortion scheme with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Friday to 21 years in prison.

Bobby W. Ferguson, a construction company head who prosecutors say was the catalyst “at the center of a historic and unprecedented extortion scheme” along with Kilpatrick, was convicted in March of nine corruption-related charges. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds imposed the sentence at a hearing in Detroit federal court. 

Prosecutors said Ferguson, whose Ferguson Enterprises Inc. was heavily involved in...
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