Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson found guilty of charges (video)

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    The verdict is in on the charges against Detroit’s former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father Bernard Kilpatrick and Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson … and the news is not good. Both the former mayor and his friend and supporter Ferguson, have been found guilty on an overwhelming number of charges of conspiracy, extortion, fraud, tax evasion and misuse of government funds.

    Prosecutors are apparently elated about the guilty verdicts for Kilpatrick and Ferguson, although the elder Kilpatrick who faced only four counts of misdoing was found not guilty on two counts and the jury was hung on the third count, having been found guilty of one count of tax evasion. Insiders speculate that Bernard Kilpatrick was not an active participant in his son’s criminal enterprise, known as Kilpatrick, Inc.

    The guilty verdicts bring to a close a tragic and dark period for Detroit’s citizens who have endured the years-long and arduous process of putting the political disgrace of the one-time political prodigy behind them.

    Jurors convicted Kilpatrick of a legthy list of crimes, including a racketeering conspiracy charge. During the five-month trial Kilpatrick’s already tarnished image, took even moe of a beating as he emerged as an arrogrant and unremorseful ‘politrician’ who took bribes, rigged contracts and lived far beyond his means while in office until fall 2008.

    Following is a list of charges and verdicts against former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father Bernard Kilpatrick and co-conspirator Bobby Ferguson

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
    BOBBY FERGUSON    
    GUILTY    
        
    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
    BERNARD KILPATRICK
    No verdict reached    
        
    Count 2: Extortion – Sewer Lining Contract
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY
        
    Count 2: Extortion – Sewer Lining Contract
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 3: Extortion- Amendment to Sewer Lining Contract
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 3: Extortion- Amendment to Sewer Lining Contract
    BOBBY FERGUSON    
    GUILTY

    Count 4: Extortion – Baby Creek/Patton Park
    KWAME KILPATRICK    
    GUILTY

    Count 4: Extortion – Baby Creek/Patton Park
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 5: Attempted Extortion, Oakwood Pump Station
    KWAME KILPATRICK    
    GUILTY
        
    Count 5: Attempted Extortion, Oakwood Pump Station
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY
        
    Count 7: Extortion – Outfalls Contract
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    No consensus    
        
    Count 7: Extortion – Outfalls Contract
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY
            
    Count 8: Extortion – Asbestos Abatement
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    No consensus

    Count 8: Extortion – Asbestos Abatement
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY
        
    Count 9: Extortion – Repair of Eastside Water Mains
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 9: Extortion – Repair of Eastside Water Mains
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 10: Extortion – Eastside Sewer Repair
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    NOT GUILTY
        
    Count 10: Extortion – Eastside Sewer Repair
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 15: Attempted Extortion, Sludge Contract
    BERNARD KILPATRICK    
    NOT GUILTY
        
    Count 16: Bribery-$90,000 Bribe
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    No consensus

    Count 16: Bribery – $90,000 Bribe
    BOBBY FERGUSON    
    GUILTY

    Count 17: Bribery – $75,000 Bribe
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 17: Bribery – $75,000 Bribe
    BOBBY FERGUSON
    GUILTY

    Count 18: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK    
    GUILTY
        
    Count 19: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 20: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 21: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 22: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 23: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 24: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 25: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
            
    Count 26: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 27: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 28: Mail Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 29: Wire Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 30: Wire Fraud
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 31: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 32: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 33: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 34: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 35: Subscribing False Tax Return
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY
        
    Count 36: Income Tax Evasion
    KWAME KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

    Count 37: Subscribing False Tax Return
    BERNARD KILPATRICK    
    NOT GUILTY

    Count 38: Subscribing False Tax Return
    BERNARD KILPATRICK
    GUILTY

     

    Please stay tuned to the michiganchronicle.com for more details and regular updates.

     

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