Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Indicted: Faces 20 Years
Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is under fire again -- this time for allegedly using his nonprofit Kilpatrick Civic Fund to pay for personal and campaign expenses in violation of the law. A 19-count federal indictment accuses him of carrying out this scheme, originated 11 years ago. The stated purpose of the fund was voter education and improving Detroit’s neighborhoods and image. Kilpatrick allegedly used civic fund money to pay friends and relatives and for items ranging from countersurveillance and anti-bugging equipment to yoga and golf lessons, golf clubs and summer camp for his children. But, but, but wait -- it gets worse (in our best Das EFX voice). Other expenses from the fund included personal travel for Kilpatrick, moving expenses, car rentals and leases, and a personal residence, the indictment alleges. Like the indictment, we could go on and on, but we're out of space. Shaking our heads over at TheRoot.com.