The trial of former Detroit mayor continues and it’s not looking good for him.
Witnesses testified yesterday that there were several discrepancies when it came to money handling, not only with Kwame but also his wife, Clarlita Kilpatrick.
In one instance witnesses said Kwame received grant funds from non-profit organizations and kicked back $37, 500 of it to his wife to run a conflict resolution program. But they said she did little to no work and only attended about 12 meetings.
Michigan’s former state budget director, Mary Lannoye, said state officials had trouble getting documentation of how money was spent back in 2001.
She said on the witness stand, “I was upset. I was angry at him. These grants were meant to help a local community. … It’s his wife. It gives the appearance of impropriety.”
It’s already come out that Kwame went as far as hiding money in socks, used state funds to renovate a friend, Bobby Ferguson’s, office and misused state funds on several occasions.
No charges have been brought against his wife yet.