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What do you call a former mayor who ran an organized crime ring in his office and a state supreme court justice convicted of bank fraud? Why Democrats, of course.
From the Detroit Free Press:
Closing out its case against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and two others, the federal government today unleashed a barrage of text messages and secret phone recordings as a sort of exclamation point on its claim that an organized crime ring ran the mayor’s office. [more]From myfoxdetroit.com:
DETROIT (WJBK) -- Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway entered the federal courthouse innocently enough, but left a convicted felon. She took a plea to bank fraud.
Here's the deal. She will spend up to 18 months in a federal prison. She will pay up to $90,000 in restitution, and she will pay a fine of approximately $30,000. After that, she'll spend three to five years on supervised probation, and all the other charges against her will be dismissed.
"This is a crime that spanned almost two years, and so for a very serious, well thought out crime like that, I think it's important that the public see that people at the highest levels of government are held accountable," said U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade. [more]
No surprise, of course.