Kilpatrick Charged with Felonies
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's problems just got quite a bit worse. From the Free Press : Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and former chief of staff Christine ...
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's problems just got quite a bit worse. From the Free Press :
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and former chief of staff Christine Beatty were charged today with multiple counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, misconduct in office and conspiracy because of their conduct in last year's police whistle-blower trial, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced.
Kilpatrick is charged with eight felonies and Beatty with seven. They are: perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office.
Worthy said the perjury charges accuse the two of lying during a whistle-blower lawsuit about the firing of Deputy Police Chief Gary Brown and about their romantic relationship.
Kilpatrick, 38, serving his seventh year in office, is the first Detroit mayor to face criminal charges while still in office. The perjury charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
Just a reminder: Should Kilpatrick leave office, City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr. would take over as mayor.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
North Carolina Gov. McCrory Concedes Defeat as Recount Wraps Up7 hours ago
Pipeline Protesters Celebrate as Obama Administration Agrees to Explore Other Routes10 hours ago
Recount of Michigan's Presidential Votes Should Start Today, Rules Judge11 hours ago
Oakland Warehouse Fire: As Death Toll Rises, Investigations Begin11 hours ago
How States Are Making the Holidays Merry, Even for Prisoners12 hours ago
ExxonMobil Fires Back at Massachusetts AG With Its Own Lawsuit12 hours ago