Posts Tagged ‘Kwame Kilpatrick’

Former Detroit mayoral aide Christine Beatty was released from jail today at 12:01 a.m. (EDT). She served 70 days of a 120-day sentence for felony charges in last year’s text-message scandal that exposed corruption in city government and a love affair between Beatty and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Beatty was released early for good behavior. […]


  Florida mega-attorney Willie Gary and Michigan attorney James Thomas, representing former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, sent a letter yesterday to SkyTel — Detroit’s communications provider when Kilpatrick was mayor of the predominantly Black city — demanding $100 million for violating Kilpatrick’s privacy and constitutional rights, along with federal and state statutes. The attorneys further charged in […]


Update (3/9/09): Hundreds of text messages exchanged between or sent and received by former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former aide Christine Beatty have been released. They were released shortly after 12 noon today. Supposedly, Wayne County, MI, Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny believes the text messages may expose misconduct in city government. Speak your peace. […]


The city of Detroit will hold three more mayoral elections by the time 2009 ends. A special primary was held on Tuesday in the cash-strapped city to determine the top two candidates to run in the May 5 special general election. Only 15% of registered voters turned out, but 29% of voters chose former Detroit […]