kwame kilpatrick

As his final act as president of the United States, Donald Trump handed out pardons and commutations to people who really didn't deserve them. One, in particular, came at the request of his favorite tap-dancing coons.

Since the former mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick treated the Motor City like his own personal paradise (and paid a hefty price for it as well), anything resembling his likeness at the city’s helm would ultimately rub the people the wrong way.

The jig is up for Kwame Kilpatrick. Today (Oct. 10), the former Detroit Mayor was sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption, including raiding his campaign funds for personal use, extortion and bribery.

A federal judge denied bond for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Wednesday (March 27). Kilpatrick is currently in custody on corruption charges, and is awaiting sentencing.

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of several corruption charges in federal court Monday (March 11) morning. While on trial for the past five months, Kilpatrick was the centerpiece of a scandal that highlighted a staggering abuse of power.

Kwame Kilpatrick has chosen not to come to his own defense. The former mayor of Detroit decided not to testify during his corruption trial, Wednesday (Feb. 6). After “thoroughly” discussing the matter with his attorney, Kilpatrick opted to keep quiet. “I’m choosing not to testify,” he told U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds.  

Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, will be spending his weekend in custody for parole violations. Kilpatrick was slapped with 14 violations Thursday (Jan. 24) and must report to the Detroit Reentry Center this afternoon, after going to proceedings on separate charges of corruption. 

Former Detroit Deputy Mayor Anthony Adams was charged with weapons possession Wednesday (Oct. 31) for bringing a loaded gun into the Detroit Metro Airport, last month. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office brought the misdemeanor charge against Adams, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The only two Black people added to the jury selection pool in the corruption case against former Detroit mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, have been given their walking papers. While one juror was dismissed because of work commitments, the other refused to actually cast judgment on Kilpatrick. “I’m not God,” announced the potential juror. “I can’t judge anybody.” For […]

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is continuing to make headlines even as he’s incarcerated in a state prison. The embattled former official has been indicted on 19 counts of federal fraud and tax charges for using money from his charity for personal use. Prosecutors say his Kilpatrick Civic Fund was supposed to be used to […]

Ousted Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced this morning to 18 months to 5 years in prison for violating his probation. The Detroit Free Press reported live from the courtroom where Kilpatrick was sentenced and says the ex-mayor pleaded with Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner to go home saying, “I respectfully humbly ask you, […]