LIST: Charges against defendants in Kilpatrick corruption trial

(WXYZ) - After 5 months of testimony, the Kilpatrick corruption trial is in the hands of the jury.

Below is a full list of the counts against defendants Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Bernard Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson. 

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Detroit's former mayor, his father Bernard Kilpatrick, and Ferguson are charged with racketeering and extortion – accused of running a criminal enterprise out of city hall. The jury must render verdicts on 33 different counts.

KWAME KILPATRICK

Total: 30 counts

Count 1 – RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) 20 years-pattern of racketeering activity: must prove at least two of the extortion acts, defrauding state grants and/or non-profits acts, bribery/acquisition of money/property under fear of economic harm acts

Count 2 – Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Sewer Lining Contract CS 1368 $50M contract - Inland

Count 3 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20--Amendment to 1368 – sinkhole; induced $175k from Inland 

Count 4 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Baby Creek/PP PC748 – extorted $5M in work for Bobby Ferguson from Walbridge

Count 5 – Attempted Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Oakwood Pump Station – pressured Walbridge to partner with Bobby Ferguson for $140M project

Count 7 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Outfalls DWS 849 – got payments from LES $1.7M (no services)

Count 8 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Asbestos Abatement

Count 9 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Eastside water mains

Count 10 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Eastside sewer repairs

Count 16 – Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds up to 10-$90,000 in cash from Bobby Ferguson via Mahlon Clift

Count 17 -  Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds up to 10-$75,000 bribe from Bobby Ferguson to Kilpatrick Civic Fund

Count 18 – Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-6/22/06 Kilpatrick Civic Fund donor check $10k via FedEx

Count 19 - Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-Feb 13, 2007 letter explaining Civic Fund sent via mail

Count 20 - Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-9/26/07 donor check $5,000 via mail

Count 21- Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-4/3/08 Civic Fund check $4500 Super Camp via FedEx

Count 22 - Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-5/23/08 letter solicitation sent via mail

Count 23- Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-6/4/08 Civic Fund check $2640 to Super Camp via FedEx

Count 24 - Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-6/4/08 donor check for $10,000 to Civic Fund sent via FedEx

Count 25 - Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-6/25/08 donor check $1,000 to Civic Fund sent via mail

Count 26 - Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-6/30/08 donor check for $4,000 to Civic Fund sent via FedEx

Count 27 - Mail Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-7/23/08 letter explaining Civic Fund sent to donor via mail

Count 28 – Wire Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-8/24/07 donation solicitation letter sent via fax

Count 29 - Wire Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-4/3/08 letter explaining Civic Fund sent to donor via fax

Count 30 - Wire Fraud (Kilpatrick Civic Fund) up to 20-6/20/08 letter soliciting donation sent via fax

Count 31 – Subscribing a False Tax Return (2003) up to 3 years-failed to disclose additional income: cash, private jet flights, and personal expenses paid by Kilpatrick Civic Fund, amounting to at least $67,181 (he stated income of $188,227)

Count 32 - Subscribing a False Tax Return (2004) up to 3 years-failed to disclose additional income: cash, private jet flights amounting to at least $74,925 (stated his income was only $167,940)

Count 33 - Subscribing a False Tax Return (2005) up to 3 years-failed to disclose additional income: cash, private jet flights amounting to at least $11,279 (stated income was $156,329)

Count 34 - Subscribing a False Tax Return (2006) up to 3 years-failed to disclose additional income in the form of cash, private jet flights and personal expenses paid by Kilpatrick Civic Fund amounting to at least $122,997 (stated income was only $153,024)

Count 35 - Subscribing a False Tax Return (2007) up to 3 years-failed to disclose additional income: cash, private jet flights, personal expenses paid by Kilpatrick Civic Fund amounting to at least $194,569 (stated income $167,005)

Count 36 – Income Tax Evasion (2008) up to 5 years-During 2008, received taxable income: cash, private jet flights, personal expenses paid by KCF, amounting to at least $261,751

-Owed USA $85,397 for that unreported taxable income

-Concealed his income from IRS by:

a) filing a false tax return

 b) causing an individual employed by his campaign and non-profits to kickback cash (Emma Bell)

 c) caused the Kilpatrick Civic Fund to pay for personal expenses and concealed the payments

 d) accepted $90,000 cash payment from Bobby Ferguson

 

 

BERNARD KILPATRICK

Total: 4

Count 1 – RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) 20 years-pattern of racketeering activity: must prove at least two of the extortion acts, defrauding state grants and/or non-profits acts, bribery/acquisition of money/property under fear of economic harm acts

Count 15 – Attempted Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Synagro: Bernard Kilpatrick tried to delay commerce by demanding payments from Rosendall, including payment of $5,000 for no services.

Count 37 – Subscribing a False Tax Return (2004) up to 3 years-failed to disclose additional income of at least $35,632 (stated income only $336,625)

Count 38 - Subscribing a False Tax Return (2005) up to 3 years-failed to disclose income of at least $150,329 (stated income only $220,259)

 

 

BOBBY FERGUSON

Total: 11

Count 1 – RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) 20 years-pattern of racketeering activity: must prove at least two of the extortion acts, defrauding state grants and/or non-profits acts, bribery/acquisition of money/property under fear of economic harm acts

Count 2 – Interference with Commerce by Extortion  up to 20-Sewer Lining Contract CS 1368 $50M contract - Inland

Count 3 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion  up to 20-Amendment to 1368 – sinkhole; induced $175k from Inland 

Count 4 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion  up to 20-Baby Creek/PP PC748 – extorted $5M in work for Bobby Ferguson from Walbridge

Count 5 – Attempted Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Oakwood Pump Station - pressured Walbridge to partner with Bobby Ferguson for $140M project

Count 7 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Outfalls DWS 849 

Count 8 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Asbestos Abatement – got payments $75k for no services 

Count 9 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Eastside water mains

Count 10 - Interference with Commerce by Extortion up to 20-Eastside sewer repairs

Count 16 – Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds up to 10-$90,000 in cash from Bobby Ferguson via Mahlon Clift

Count 17 -  Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds up to 10-$75,000 bribe from Bobby Ferguson to Kilpatrick Civic Fund 

For our complete coverage of the Kilpatrick corruption trial, go here:  http://www.wxyz.com/generic/news/local_news/investigations/Kilpatrick/

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