The Mayor Who Won't Go Away
It's been more than a year since Kwame Kilpatrick disgracefully left Detroit's mayor's office. Yet he remains an intriguing news fixture. Yesterday, a judge in Wayne County, Mich., which includes Detroit, ordered Kilpatrick to disclose his financial records within 10 days. In recent weeks, the former mayor – whose once-promising political career was dashed after he was convicted of obstruction of justice, and perjury – has sought to avoid paying most of the $1 million he owes taxpayers as part of that case's settlement. Never mind his apparently lavish lifestyle in suburban Dallas.
(See this story from Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV-TV: http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/20957285)
Kilpatrick's lawyer, Michael Schwartz, is seeking to have Judge David Groner removed from the case. Kilpatrick is expected to appear in a courtroom later this month to address the situation. The cast of characters is growing. Should be entertaining. Or a headache. Stay tuned.