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Aliyekua Mayor wetu azidi kunyelea debe

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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick indicted by feds on 19 mail fraud, tax counts

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    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick faces federal charges of mail and wire fraud and income tax evasion. Some legal experts said such charges are relatively easy to prove and could mean Kilpatrick won't see more charges in an ongoing investigation of Detroit-area corruption​


    Perks worth $640,000 included cars, cash, trips, college tuition and more

    BY DAVID ASHENFELTER, M.L. ELRICK and JENNIFER DIXON
    FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS

    Former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick illegally used the nonprofit Kilpatrick Civic Fund like a piggy bank to pay for crisis consultants, a Cadillac, trips -- even summer camp for his kids -- a federal grand jury said Wednesday, charging the former mayor with 19 counts of fraud and tax evasion.

    The indictment comes comes seven years after Internal Revenue Service and FBI agents began looking into the fund in the wake of a Free Press report that a homeless shelter operator gave the fund $50,000 during Kilpatrick's first run for mayor in 2001. The newspaper reported that Kilpatrick then wrote a letter recommending the shelter receive a multimillion-dollar public contract.

    Despite Kilpatrick's repeated claims to the contrary, the indictment says he used fund money for campaign and personal expenses, ranging from polling to yoga and golf lessons to college tuition for relatives.

    Prosecutors contend he failed to report more than $640,000 in taxable income while mayor that he received in the form of cash, flights on private jets and perks paid for out of the civic fund.

    "This indictment sends a clear message that those who make up their own rules based on fraud and deceit will be prosecuted," said Maurice Aouate, head of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division in Detroit.

    The indictment did not include public corruption charges, a point Kilpatrick spokesman Mike Paul seized upon.

    He called speculation that the former mayor was involved in bribery schemes "lies from the pit of hell!"

    "The FBI found nothing remotely close to that in their investigation because it never happened! This investigation puts an end to the ridiculous rumors that the mayor was personally involved with corruption, payoffs and bribes."

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick indicted by feds on 19 mail fraud, tax counts | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
     
  2. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    DETROIT -- Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been indicted on federal fraud and tax charges.
    Federal prosecutors said the alleged scheme is related to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, a tax-exempt fund that was supposed to pay for voter education and other purposes. ​

    Instead, the 40-year-old is accused of using it as a slush fund to take cash payments for himself, friends and relatives. ​

    He is faced with 10 counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, five counts of filing a false tax return, and one count of tax evasion. ​

    Each fraud count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000, and each tax count carries a maximum sentence of three or five years and a fine of $250,000. ​


    Kilpatrick's indictment alleges that beginning in 1999, Kilpatrick devised a scheme to use the Kilpatrick Civic Fund to pay for personal expenses and to fund his mayoral campaigns in 2001 and 2005. ​

    The government said he used the money to pay for yoga and golf lessons, golf clubs, summer camp for his kids, personal travel, a lease on a Cadillac DeVille, moving expenses, as well as "counter-surveillance and anti-bugging equipment."​

    The indictment also lists Kilpatrick using fund money for a crisis manager to oversee his public image and for polling and focus groups. ​

    He is also accused of failing to report at least $640,000 in taxable income between 2003 and 2008, which includes money, private jet flights and personal expenses paid by the civic fund. ​

    In reference to a 2004 tax return, the indictment states: "It stated on line 22 that his total income was $188,227, whereas, as he well knew at that time, his total income was in excess of that amount." ​

    In 2008, Local 4Defenders broke the story that as many as 25 people were being federally investigated for city corruption involving missing money, kickbacks and bribes. ​

    Local 4 has learned that Detroit businessman and former Cobo Center contractor Karl Kado said in sworn statements that he not only paid Bernard Kilpatrick nearly $300,000 but also paid Kwame Kilpatrick more than $100,000 in illegal cash payments and his aide, Derrick Miller was paid $20,000. ​

    The allegations were made in sworn statements that are part of a wide-ranging corruption probe. ​

    Kado pleaded guilty to making false statements on his tax returns. He was sentenced to three years probation for his cooperation in the city hall corruption probe.​

     
  3. Kiranga

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    This reminds me of the Greek myth of Icarus and how he attempted to leave Crete by flying using attached wings.The more he was flying, the higher he was flying, the more he wanted to fly and the higher he wanted to go. Finally he was flying too high for his own good and the heat of the sun caused the glue attaching the wings to him to loosen, and he fell from grace, literally.

    Kwame Killpatrick is a child of privilege, and he was flying too high with that privilege he forgot he was in public service, he thought the life of privilege, ease and entitlement was a natural second skin of his.

    The dumbest thing of all is that this guy was so in denial that even after his original problems became public, he could not curb his addiction to risky behavior, knowing well that he was under extraordinary scrutiny.

    To add insult to injury, he was talking to judges in a very arrogant manner BEFORE sitting for his trial, I mean how dumb/ in denial can one person be? Even the legendary cocksure swindler Governor Blago, with his Comical Ali like denial, wasn't that much of a dummy.

    Karma is a bad bytch, and Kwame now has to pay for all those wild parties, the philandering, the high life at the expense of the hardworking taxpayers.

    I have no sympathy for him and his likes.
     
  4. Ab-Titchaz

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    Kiranga,

    Meanwhile the Feds got him where they want...right in the 'Big House' where they can monitor all his calls and traffic that visits him.One thing that is also coming is the fact that his dad will also be enjoined in this mess and other close family members..and I mean immediate family members.

    His mother's political carreer also hangs in the balance because he knew all the goings-on that his son was partaking with impunity.Huyu jamaa alikua anaringa kuliko tausi na aligeuza huu mji kua kama siku za kina Al Capone and the Cosa Nostra. City contracts were given through friendship and coercion while tender procurements were done via intimidation. Wazungu hawkumpenda and they openly supported his opponents during elections lakini kama kawaida alikua anafaidi kwaw sababu ya illitercay levels za watu weusi katika huu mji. I can say Detroit sank to its lowest at this time.

    I believe bigger heads will roll and this mofo is not coming out of jail any time soon. Ataletwa kotini from jail where he is currently doing time, he will be tried and sentenced while doing this jail time kisha watamrundika hio miaka mengine on top of the sentence.

    This is surely a big fall for a man who used to stride on the street of Detroit like the roman gods.

    Karma is a biatch like you said.
     
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    but let me tell you guys... probably laws of Karma may not be applicable in Africa!!!
     
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    Kiranga JF-Expert Member

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    Siku zao zinakuja trust me, some of them watakufa kabla ya siku za kulipia mabaya yao, lakini nawahurumia hao watakaoziona hizo siku. Karma haija mature kwa sababu watu hawajapata elimu, na ndiyo maana mpaka kesho wanaminyia elimu na elimu wanayotoa ni ya kukariri, hamna critical thinking kabisa. Wanajua wakitoa elimu tu their Karma will ripen itakuwa some French Revolution type of scenarion.
     
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    Mom's political career in peril?



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    Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick

    Indictment's timing may hurt Kilpatrick in primary

    BY KATHLEEN GRAY
    FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER


    One Michigan politician doesn't have the luxury of distancing herself from the latest blow to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick: his mom.

    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick said in a statement Wednesday that the news of her son's federal indictment was "devastating."

    "As a mother, I hope for the best for my son and will always be there for him," she said. "Beyond that, I have no further comment."

    Kilpatrick testified twice before the federal grand jury investigating her son.

    The timing of the indictment couldn't be worse for the congresswoman's political future. After barely surviving the 2008 primary election in the heat of her son's text message scandal, Kilpatrick faces another challenge to her job in the Aug. 3 primary.

    "Certainly, this could be a death blow to his mother's political career," Lansing political consultant Robert Kolt said. "But her advantage is that there are so many other people in the race" who will split the vote.

    There are five other Democrats -- John Broad of Grosse Pointe Farms, Vincent Brown of Garden City and state Sen. Hansen Clarke, Stephen Hume and Glenn Plummer, all of Detroit -- and one Republican, John Hauler of Grosse Pointe Woods.

    Clarke, by far, is the most well-known challenger in the overwhelmingly Democratic congressional district. He said he wouldn't make an issue of the indictment in the remaining weeks of campaigning.
    "But the perception is growing that Detroit politicians are crooked," he said. "So I have to work harder to prove to people that they can have a congressman who works for them and not in their own self-interest."

    Detroit voters comprise a majority in the 13th District, which also includes the Grosse Pointes and the Downriver suburbs of Ecorse, Lincoln Park, Wyandotte and River Rouge.

    Mom's political career in peril? | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

    Contact KATHLEEN GRAY: 313-223-4407 or kgray99@freepress.com
     
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    Tindikali JF-Expert Member

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    Unaposema Mayor azidi kunyelea debe, ameongezewa miaka, au ?

    "The Feds got him where they want...right in the 'Big House,'" Big House wapi huko ambako Feds wana "monitor all his calls and traffic..."?
     
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    Mkuu Tindikali,

    Jamaa tayari yuko Jela na haya mashtaka mapya wamemfungulia.
    Kwa hivyo atahukumiwa akiwa jela kisha ataongezewa miaka huko
    huko aliko.
     
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    Tindikali JF-Expert Member

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    Unajuaje?

    Ab-Tichaz, kuwa makini na vichwa vya mada. "Mayor azidi kunyelea debe," unatuhabarisha hukumu au shutuma? Hujui kama ataongezewa kifungo kwenye kesi mpya. Katika nchi ya upana wa haki za kisheria, huwezi kumhukumu kabla ya. Juzi tena kichwa chako kingine kabla hakijarekebishwa kilisomeka "Rais Kibaki ampiga Waziri wake." Ukifungua ndani unakuta kampiga "benchi," upotoshaji mkubwa.

    Na unaposema "Meanwhile the Feds got him where they want...right in the 'Big House' where they can monitor all his calls and traffic that visits him" unapotosha kwa sababu "Feds" hawanae huyu bwana, hawawezi kumchunga na simu zake na wanaomtembelea.

    "Feds," kwa lugha zao, ni maofisa wa Serikali ya shirikisho la Marekani, sio wa jimbo. Mfungwa yuko jela ya jimbo, jela ya jimbo hakuna "feds" wa kumchunga na simu zake. Tuhabarishe, usitupotoshe.
     
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    Tindikali,

    Unapoambiwa usome kitu nakuoba tafadhali SOMA na usiwe na haraka ya kuandika yale unayowaza
    akilini mwako. Kama kitu hujui ni muhimu pia kuuliza uhabarishwe.

    Kwanza kabisa kuhusu mada ya 'Rais Kibaki kumpiga waziri wake', hio umeitunga mwenyewe.
    Kichwa cha habari kimekua Rais Kibaki ampiga waziri wake 'benchi' kutoka siku ya kwanza.
    Nyuzi yenyewe hii hapa: http://www.jamiiforums.com/international-forum/64873-rais-kibaki-ampiga-waziri-wake-benchi.html.
    Kwa hivyo ni weye unaetaka kupotosha watu na maelezo yako.

    Pili, kuhusu kesi ya Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick nakusihi uisome in totality na ujue hukumu yake
    ilitolewa vipi na Jaji Groner. Nitakuhabarisha kidogo ili upate kuelewa vile sheria za Marekani
    zinavyofanya kazi hususan hapa Michigan. Jaji Groner alipotoa hukumu yake alimpa Kwame
    kifungo cha 2 - 5yrs minus time served and good behavior. So kwa ufupi jamaa angekua na
    haki ya kuja mbele ya Parole Board ya kuachiwa huru baada ya 14 months. Nataka unielewe
    hapo.

    'Good behavior' means keeping away from drugs and alcohol, having no police contact or having
    no extra charges brought against you because of misbehavior in Jail. Kwa sasa jamaa amekwenda
    kinyume na hii condition because he is being indicted on federal charges...which can be
    translated to mean you have made police contact in a negative way. Kwa hivyo legibility yake
    kuja mbele ya Parole board na kutoka baada ya 14 months ime-losti. Hii ndio ilikua maana
    yangu niliposema kua ataendelea kunyelea debe for a longer time than anticipated.

    Kisha kuhusu hii ishu ya Feds nataka nikuhabarise kua huu uchunguzi umekua ukiendela for
    a long time hata kabla ya hii kesi ya violating probation. The Feds wanted to make a move on
    him mapema sana lakini waliombwa wasubiri kwanza mpaka Judge Groner amalizane nae
    kisha wafanye kweli. In any case he would have had undue influence with the witnesses by threatening
    them or even worse, kuwaua. So they have been working in tandem with the Michigan Circuit
    Courts all along. Hawa jamaa walikua wana-monitor calls zake hata alipokua Mayor. Sasa unataka
    kuniambia they are not doing the same while the man is in jail????...It would dumb to assume
    that they are not.

    Regards.
     
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    Hivi kunyelea ni lugha gani? Kikuyu au Kikamba?
     
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    Damn..this dude just can't catch a break! But all of what's happening to him now he brought it all on to himself. I expected him to know better since he is a lawyer by training but he probably thought he was untouchable, that mommy is a congresswoman and daddy is a prominent businessman and he is the mayor...he probably thought he had the whole world wrapped around his pinky finger that he could do whatever the hell he wanted to do and get away with it and perhaps he ruffled a few feathers along the way. Oh well..if he did the crimes then he must do the time.
     
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    Ni katika lahaja za Kiswahili, hususan Mvita.
     
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    Kwame Kilpatrick defense to be covered with taxpayer dollars


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    A not-guilty plea was entered Tuesday on Kwame Kilpatrick's behalf on 19 counts, from fraud to tax evasion. He is expected to remain in jail

    BY M.L. ELRICK and JIM SCHAEFER
    FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS

    He entered the courtroom in orange scrubs, white socks and flip-flops, steel cuffs on his ankles. He confirmed for the judge that he could not afford an attorney...In many ways, a typical defendant.

    But Kwame Kilpatrick stood out Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

    As family members watched, a somber Kilpatrick was arraigned on 19 counts, from fraud to tax evasion. A grand jury issued the charges last month, alleging that the ex-Detroit mayor looted the nonprofit Kilpatrick Civic Fund to underwrite his lavish lifestyle.

    Kilpatrick said little in five minutes in court. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

    As Kilpatrick was escorted out of the hearing by a U.S. marshal, he looked over his shoulder at supporters, patted his chest twice, and left.
    Friend and former assistant DeDan Milton -- facing a 3 1/2 -year sentence in federal prison for taking bribes while working for Kilpatrick -- was there.

    Outside, Kilpatrick's sister, Ayanna, told reporters: "Stay up, Detroit family, friends, 'cause we are. It's all in God's hands. He has complete control over the situation."

    James Thomas, Kilpatrick's lawyer from the text message scandal, was appointed Tuesday to defend him -- at taxpayer expense.

    "Obviously, he's not comfortable; how could anybody be, if you come in in shackles?" Thomas said. "Mentally, I think he's strong."

    Kilpatrick is expected to stay in the St. Clair County Jail while Thomas works to get him transferred to the federal prison in Milan.

    Kwame Kilpatrick defense to be covered with taxpayer dollars | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
     
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    AB Titchaz, Ayubu Hajambo huko?
     
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    From the whole process and situation it is evident that Kilpatrick as well as the family know
    that there is NO turning back and more so.. No mercy to look forward to.. The Plea for
    not guilty is just a ruse (and may be a hope that the sentence be reduced...) As much
    as he did what he did i feel for the man... for maybe he was so confident of himself and
    position that was to unlucky nor intelligent enough of Knowing where and when to cross the line...
    It is common knowledge leaders from such positions do a lot of compromising the laws and using
    them to their benifit - Whether be it for persona benefits or money laundry.... The only defference
    between those not yet caught and him is that Kilpatrick compromised it once, Succeeded and kept
    on compromising until the compromising seemed to be proper than most; thus the probable fatal end...

    Too bad he is kind of rude and too much kujiamini - thou sasa imepungua if you compare
    him to the early stages of the indictment....
     
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