Ex-Detroit Mayor Accused Of $26M Sewer Contract Fraud

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A Macomb County, Mich., public works agency filed suit against imprisoned former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and a host of contractors Monday, alleging they schemed to overcharge the county by some $26 million for work on a collapsed sewer line.

The Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District claims Kilpatrick worked with Detroit’s former sewage department director, a business owner and longtime friend, and Inland Waters Pollution Control Inc. to charge more than $54 million for a project that could have been completed for less than $29 million....
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