WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Prosecutors want 28 years in prison for ex-Detroit mayor
Prosecutors want 28 years in prison for ex-Detroit mayor

By ED WHITE, Associated Press

Prosecutors are recommending at least 28 years in prison for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who gets his sentence next week for corruption in office.

A jury in March convicted Kilpatrick of two dozen crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, bribery and tax offenses. The government says he took kickbacks, rigged contracts and lived far beyond his means.

The U.S. Attorney's Office filed a sentence recommendation Thursday.

Federal agents at trial said Kilpatrick spent $840,000 beyond his salary. Kilpatrick's lawyer tried to explain it away as gifts from supporters.

Kilpatrick quit as mayor in 2008 in a different scandal.

Kilpatrick pal Bobby Ferguson also will be sentenced Oct. 10. Ferguson was accused of using his relationship with Kilpatrick to get city work and force other contractors to hire him.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Prosecutors want 28 years in prison for ex-Detroit mayor

Monday, October 7 2013, 02:58 PM EDT

National News Headlines

Director of nonprofit to help child trafficking victims reunite with families is arrested
The director of a nonprofit organization that purported to help victims of international child trafficking has been arrested in New York City on fraud charges.

For many Jews, Seder means a warm Passover embrace of gentiles
When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house.

US stocks slightly lower in midday trading a day after big jump; Movado up on strong results
U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading, giving back some of their big gains the day before.

SWAT team called after armed man, report of hostages at Philadelphia-area fire company
Police SWAT team members have converged on a Philadelphia-area firehouse after a call about an armed man and a report of hostages.

Autopsies set for 3 people, including girl found dead in burning home hours before rape trial
Autopsies are scheduled for three people who died in an Ohio house fire, including a 10-year-old girl who prosecutors say was connected to a rape trial set to begin later that day.

911 receives a dozen calls from Idaho man about bar bill, authoritites report
Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.

Prosecutors: Police witnesses uncooperative before trial of officer charged in fatal shooting
Prosecutors say they intend to question uncooperative Cleveland police officers as hostile witnesses at the trial of an officer accused of firing the final rounds of a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed suspects in 2012.

Tech and financial services firms sign leases at New York's One World Trade Center
A financial services company and a technology firm have signed five-year leases at New York City's One World Trade Center.

Cops: Pennsylvania man turned mom's day care center into heroin den once kids went home
Police say a Pennsylvania man turned his mother's day care center into a heroin den once the kids left for the day.

Miami stripper accused of injuring tourist in hit-and-run
A stripper is accused of a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a Canadian tourist who was attending the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix