Skip to content

Judicial Watch, Inc. is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, which promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.

Judicial Watch, Inc. is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, which promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.

Because no one
is above the law!

Donate

Corruption Chronicles

Detroit Mayor Indicted, Refuses To Resign

Proclaiming that the justice system has been severely mocked and public trust trampled, a Detroit county prosecutor who dragged out an investigation of the city’s corrupt mayor has finally charged him with perjury, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office.

Once a rising star in Michigan’s Democratic circles, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick now faces a 12-count indictment for lying under oath to cover an extramarital affair with a city staffer during a police whistleblower trail last year that cost taxpayers millions to settle.

Sexually explicit text messages, exchanged between the secret lovers on their city-issued pagers, subsequently revealed that both lied at trial. The cops had sued the city because they were fired for asking questions about the mayor’s security detail that could have led them to discover the secrete romance. The city eventually settled the case for $8.4 million.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says her office conducted a thorough investigation and sorted through thousands of pages of documents before filing the charges against the mayor and his former chief-of-staff and mistress Christine Beatty. The information has clearly shown that public dollars were used, people’s lives were ruined, the justice system was severely mocked and the public trust was trampled on, the prosecutor said.

Last week the Detroit City Council overwhelmingly voted to oust Kilpatrick who refuses to resign, even after being criminally indicted six years into his scandalous tenure. The self-described “Hip-Hop” mayor has been in trouble for hosting wild parties with strippers at the Governor’s Mansion, charging more than $210,000 in personal expenses on his city-issued credit card and using $25,000 in public funds to lease a fancy car for his wife during a time when a major budget deficit forced the city to eliminate 3,000 jobs and cut bus service.

The president of the Detroit City Council, Ken Cockrel, summed the fiasco up by saying, "This is a sad day for the city of Detroit." He pointed out that the mayor "set himself up for it."


Related

Texas Border Operation Captures Half a Million Illegal Immigrants, Thousands of Felons

Corruption Chronicles | April 18, 2024
The Biden administration’s failure to secure the Mexican border forced Texas officials to establish a security initiative that has endured heavy criticism from Democrats and the me...

Judicial Watch Sues Intelligence Chief for Damage Assessment on Joe Biden’s Mishandling of Classified…

Press Releases | April 17, 2024
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) for all re...

Riot revisited: Trump’s plan to pardon Jan. 6 defendants

In The News | April 17, 2024
From The Washington Examiner: Some, such as Tom Fitton, president of the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, say the term hostages is a “fair analysis” and that Trump would be ri...