A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Kwame M. Kilpatrick, the former mayor of this beleaguered city, to 28 years in prison for widespread corruption that prosecutors say deepened the city’s financial crisis.
Mr. Kilpatrick, 43, was convicted of two dozen counts in March that included charges of racketeering and extortion, adding his name to a list of at least 18 city officials who have been convicted of corruption during his tenure as mayor.
His sentencing comes at a sobering moment for the city he once led, which is now remaking itself in bankruptcy court as residents wrestle over whom to blame for the fiscal mess. For Detroiters, Mr. Kilpatrick’s meteoric fall — from potential savior of a struggling city to prison-bound symbol of financial mismanagement — may be the closest they will get to holding past leaders accountable for decades of disappointment and poor fiscal decisions.
“He’s become the poster child of what went wrong with the city and why it went bankrupt,” said Adolph Mongo, a political consultant who worked for Mr. Kilpatrick’s re-election campaign. Yet he said it was unfair to pin the city’s problems on any single elected leader.
Now for my two cents: Kwame what the hell were you thinking???? Thirty one years old and a Mayor. Jesus child that speaks volumes you were suppose to me a role model for the black young men in Detroit and across the nation. Now 43 and you’re still lying and trying to get over? SMH some people never grow up…or have common sense for that matter!
"I’m ready to go so the city can move on," Kilpatrick told the judge. "The people here are suffering, they’re hurting. A great deal of that hurt I accept responsibility for." UMMM you think you robed the city blind.
So Im kinda late but hey…On October 2nd the NY Times wrote “Marc Jacobs to leave Louis Vuitton.” I must say I was a little devistated about the news! Marc Jacob is leaving after 16 years to concentrate on hi Marc Jacob line, accordning to Bernard Arnault, the chairmen of LVHM Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Accordong to the NY Times even though LV is losing it’s cheif desingner the will benefit from sharing in the potential billion-dollar payoff from MJ’s stock offering. NOT BAD LV!!!
I must say that I love the Marc Jacob line. It offers a variety of pieces at multiple price points. And not to mention his sunglass line is AHHMAAAZING!
“Marc is absolutely significant to fashion,” said Ken Downing, the fashion director of Neiman Marcus. “But as we have seen at many other houses, designers have taken a hiatus or been replaced by other talents. It has been a Marc moment for many years here, but fashion is an industry of change. It is never the same day any day.”