July 22, 2014 at 12:01 am

The Detroit City Hall corruption case

The federal investigation of Detroit City Hall corruption that led to the conviction of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and many others began in 2007. Ultimately Kilpatrick was sentenced on Oct. 10, 2013, to 28 years in prison for turning City Hall into a money-making criminal enterprise.

Kilpatrick was found in guilty earlier this year on 24 counts, including racketeering, extortion, bribery and tax evasion. His friend and co-defendant, contractor Bobby Ferguson, was found guilty of nine crimes.

Kilpatrick's sentencing, one of the harshest corruption sentences in U.S. history, follows the corruption convictions of at least 18 city officials and 16 private individuals.

  1. Kilpatrick's right-hand man sentenced to 1 year in halfway house

    Detroit Derrick Miller, the star witness against ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, dodged prison Thursday and was sentenced to serve one year in a halfway house.

    • 11:52 PM, May. 23, 2014

    SEC seeks $390K from Kilpatrick, $130K from ex-Detroit treasurer

    In a motion filed in federal court the Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking $390,000 from Kilpatrick and $130,000 from former city treasurer Jeffrey Beasley for what the agency says was 'deliberate or reckless disregard' of regulatory requirements while they sat on two city employee pension boards.

    • 4:34 PM, May. 21, 2014

    Former Detroit water boss sentenced to 8 months in corruption scandal

    The former head of Detroit's water department will serve eight months in a halfway house for his role in the Kwame Kilpatrick corruption scandal, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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