Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson found guilty on multiple counts in corruption trial

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A federal jury has found former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his friend, contractor Bobby Ferguson, guilty on multiple counts including racketeering and extortion.

However, the jury could not come to a decision on the racketeering charges against Kilpatrick's father, Bernard Kilpatrick.

The federal jury then went on to announce the rest of their verdicts in the multiple count indictment.

Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty on a total of 24 charges, not guilty on 3 counts and there was no decision on 3 others.

Bobby Ferguson was found guilty on a total of 9 charges and found not guilty on one count. Kilpatrick's father was found guilty on count 38 - a tax charge, found guilty on 2 counts and there was no decision on one other count.

At a bond hearing, the judge ordered Kilpatrick and Ferguson to a detention facility immediately.

THE COMPLETE LIST OF CHARGES AND VERDICTS ARE BELOW:

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty
  • Bobby Ferguson - Guilty
  • Bernard Kilpatrick - Hung Jury

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty
  • Bobby Ferguson - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty
  • Bobby Ferguson - Guilty

 

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty
  • Bobby Ferguson - Guilty

 

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty
  • Bobby Ferguson - Guilty

 

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Hung Jury
  • Bobby Fergunson - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Hung Jury
  • Bobby Ferguson - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty
  • Bobby Ferguson - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Not Guilty
  • Bobby Ferguson - Not Guilty

 

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.

  • Bernard Kilpatrick - Not Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Hung Jury

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty
  • Bobby Ferguson - Guilty

 

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick- Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Not Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Not Guilty

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

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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)

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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)

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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)

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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)

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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)

  • Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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

  •  Kwame Kilpatrick - Guilty

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)

  • Bernard Kilpatrick - Not Guilty

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)

  • Bernard Kilpatrick - Guilty

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