Sunday, November 20, 2011

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Allegedly Took $10,000 Bribe

Miller obtained $10,000 cash from the developer, and gave it to Kilpatrick

The charges are related to Ferguson’s alleged attempts to conceal $1.7 million in extorted payments that he received for no-show work from a contractor.
Today’s indictment also offered a new, stunning allegation that Kilpatrick pocketed a $10,000 kickback in a restroom.
According to the indictment, the money exchange happened during a meeting in the fall of 2007. Kilpatrick had asked Derrick Miller to try to get money from a restaurant developer who was seeking a loan from the city’s pension funds for the Asian Village restaurant development, the indictment alleged.
Miller ended up getting $10,000 from the restaurant developer, and handed the money over to Kilpatrick in a restroom in the developer’s restaurant, the document charges.
The superseding indictment also details new allegations of criminal activity involving Kilpatrick and his co-defendants in a pending federal racketeering case. The fresh allegations are meant to bolster the government’s argument that Kilpatrick and his co-defendants, including his father and Ferguson, ran a criminal enterprise to enrich more

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