Guide to the 33 now convicted under Ex-Mayor “Kwame Kilpatrick” of Detroit, MI

By the time the verdict was read for Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson and Bernard Kilpatrick, 30 people had already been convicted in the federal government’s probe of municipal corruption in Detroit. The sweeping investigation, ranging from low-level contractors to top city officials, focused on city contracts and projects and investments of the city’s two pension funds. Following are the people convicted to date.

Ok guys, yes. This subjecgt is a touchy one. Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick killed one of the most thriving cities of Detroit. My mother is a Detroit Police Officer & Union Stuart so I know much about this. I was in physical therapy for a while and my driver had pickups throughout Oakland county & Wayne County. Dropping off paitents from the Detroit area, you would see mostly every home on certain streets in detroit are burned down or boarded up. It hit me. He killed the city by stealing! which has forced many to leave the city in search of a better place. Why did he decide to strip the city of what has made it thrive? Money-Money-Money. In return for what he has done. Residence who are still there are confined to an enviornment with no hopes to rise from. Jobs being lost, so what other means are there for detroiters?

Once the murder capitol of the Country, Where do the citizens turn for help? Obama Care & on eachother for survival. I hurts me to know what has happend right under the noses of the citizens. So much has happened while he was in office. Being conviced along with those who have helped aid in the destruction of the city deserve this.

Records: Detroit emergency manager had tax liens

 

DETROIT  (AP) — The auto-industry turnaround expert picked to steer Detroit back from the  brink of financial ruin had tax liens on his Maryland home,  records show.

Kevyn  Orr, Detroit’s new emergency financial manager, had two outstanding liens on  his $1 million home in Chevy  Chase, Md., for $16,000 in unemployment taxes in 2010 and 2011, The  Detroit News reported Saturday. The Maryland state records also show that two other liens of more than $16,000 in unemployment and income taxes were satisfied in 2010 and 2011.

Orr,  a partner in the Cleveland-based law firm of Jones  Day who represented Chrysler during its successful restructuring, was  appointed Detroit’s financial manager by Michigan Gov. Rick  Snyder on Thursday.

Orr  said Friday he didn’t know anything about the liens when shown the records by  the News. On Saturday, the Washington, D.C., bankruptcy attorney said he now is  paid up on state liens.

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2 men accused of killing a deer in Warren, MI

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WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) — Two suspected bow hunters accused of killing a deer in violation of Warren’s hunting ban face a four-year felony charge.

Nineteen-year-old Myles Ehret of Royal Oak and 27-year-old William Francis of Riverview are expected to be arraigned in a Macomb County courtroom on Thursday.

Warren police say the men dragged a deer out of a wooded area in the suburban Detroit community on Dec. 21. Residents in the area have complained about hearing gunshots.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens says police found a dead 5-point buck at Francis’ Wayne County home. Officers confiscated the deer and expect to donate it to an organization that helps the poor.

Ehret and Francis remain free on a $10,000 bond. It was not immediately known if they had a lawyer.

Warren Mayor JIm Fouts has said he hopes the pair receive the maximum penalty allowed by law. “I consider deer in our city a domesticated animal because their tameness and the joy they bring to observers, especially children,” said Fouts in a release

Man maintains innocence in slayings of 4 women found in car trunks, lawyer says

Renisha Landers who was found dead in the truck of a car on Detroit eastside on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.

“Renisha Landers who was found dead in the truck of a car on Detroit eastside on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. / FAMILY PHOTO”

Natasha Curtis has been identified as one of two women found in a trunk on Christmas Day.

“Natasha Curtis has been identified as one of two women found in a trunk on Christmas Day. / FAMILY PHOTO”

Demesha Hunt who found dead in a car trunk on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. On Christmas morning, two other women, who have not been identified, were found in burning car.

“Demesha Hunt who found dead in a car trunk on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. On Christmas morning, two other women, who have not been identified, were found in burning car. / FAMILY PHOTO”

“4th Victim not pictured”.

A lawyer for a man who authorities say killed four women in December 2011, locked their bodies in car trunks and abandoned them in Detroit says his client maintains his innocence in the slayings.

Twenty-four-year-old James Brown of Sterling Heights was charged today by Macomb County prosecutors with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths.

Defense lawyer Jeffrey Cojocar says that from his review of evidence so far it appears the case is circumstantial. Cojocar suggested, however, that Brown may have incriminated himself during a videotaped interview with Detroit police earlier this year. The lawyer says he plans to fight to suppress statements to Detroit police.

Cojocar says his client has “maintained his innocence 100 percent with regard to the homicides.” The lawyer says he anticipates a long trial.

Until next blog, lets continue to send out our prayers for the loved ones of these victims.