corrupt politics

Friday, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. agreed to plead guilty to charges of misusing campaign funds. The plea is seen as an apparent bid to an end a federal investigation that threatens to also implicate his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson. According to the Daily Beast, both had left their offices in recent months, reportedly as part […]

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will spend the weekend in jail after the Michigan Department of Corrections charged him with 14 parole violations late Thursday. Corrections spokesman Russell Marlan said in an e-mail this morning that Kilpatrick will report to the Detroit Reentry Center in Detroit Friday afternoon, after Kilpatrick appears at his ongoing trial in […]

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 […]