Former Detroit mayor found guilty of felonies
Published: Monday, March 11, 2013
Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 21:04
The former mayor of Detroit was convicted on 24 counts of corruption Monday, according to the Associated Press. The Internal Revenue Service determined Kwame Kilpatrick, 31, spent $840,000 more than was allotted for his salary as the city’s mayor.
Kilpatrick spent much of his time in office passing bribes between officials and private companies, according to high-ranking official Derrick Miller. The government also said Kilpatrick helped get an excavating company a multimillion-dollar settlement with a water company, a settlement he got a share of.
The former mayor also took money from a fund he created to help low-income Detroit residents.
The mayor has been out of office since 2008, when he resigned due to allegations of an affair with his chief of staff. He pled guilty to charges of obstruction of justice.