More Information on Kwame Kilpatrick Conviction
The former Mayor of Detroit was found guilty and will go back to prison. Video by fox47news.comvideo
The former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, is going back to jail. A federal jury convicted him of corruption charges, including two-dozen counts in what prosecutor's called a 'pay to play' scheme. Contractors were forced to pay bribes and hire his friend, contractor Bobby Ferguson if they wanted city business.
The jury found Kilpatrick guilty on 24 of the 30-counts against him, including racketeering, extortion, bribery, and fraud. His father Bernard was convicted of one count of filing false tax returns, which carries a three-year maximum sentence. And contractor Bobby Ferguso was found guilty on nine of the eleven charges he faced, including racketeering and extortion.
Kilpatrick faces up to 20-years in prison, and was remanded there until his sentencing. Reactions to the verdict were mixed. All three are expected to be sentenced in the next few months.