The FBI is preparing to launch felony charges at ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after they say they have evidence that he up to $100,000 in bribes while in office.
A contractor involved in a Detroit corruption investigation has admitted to giving the mayor $100,000 in bribes in 2002 while he served his term.
The Detroit Free Press reports that contractor Karl Kado says he paid Kilpatrick in four or five installments of about $20,000 each. He says at times he would deliver the money in envelopes to Kilpatrick’s office or sometimes the mayor himself would come by to receive his payment.
Kado also says he paid close to $300,000 to Kwame’s father, Bernard Kilpatrick in hopes he could get his son’s support in business dealings for his store.
Both Kwame and his father are expected to be charged in the scandal.