One crook after another gets elected, caught, thrown in prison and the people simply elect another jerk that seems to do the same thing.
Wonder why Detroit has turned into a third-world city?
People like Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
He’s facing a lot of hard time after being found guilty of 24 counts of racketeering and extortion, attempted extortion, bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and filing false tax returns.
There’s a list for you.
Of course his attorney will appeal so sentencing is months away.
He, his father and a contractor were charged with running a criminal enterprise out of Detroit’s City Hall.
Let’s call it what it is – he’s not a crook, he’s a gangster.
Prosecutors said spent more than $800,000 more than he earned.
Gee, we wonder where the money came from.
Among accusations, federal prosecutors said that Kilpatrick operated a fund for the needy called the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, with the aim of helping Detroiters in need.
Instead, they said, the former mayor used the money for yoga classes, golf clubs and vacations.
The guy’s been out of office for a while.
He left City Hall in 2008 after pleading guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice related to a text message sex scandal with a former employee.
What a great elected official.
It makes us wonder about the people who keep putting these jerks in office.