Ex-Detroit Mayor Faces New Batch Of Criminal Charges

Law360, New York (December 15, 2010, 8:15 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors unveiled new charges Wednesday against ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and four of his associates, alleging that they committed extortion, bribery and fraud in the award of municipal contracts.

The 38-count indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, supersedes charges that were handed down this June.

Unlike the original indictment, which named only Kilpatrick, this one also took aim at his father, Bernard N. Kilpatrick, along with Derrick A. Miller, a longtime aide; Bobby W. Ferguson, who owned two...
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