Legal defense fund will aid Detroit mayor Kilpatrick

Mar 27, 2008 Full story: The Associated Press 27

A group of business and political leaders is forming a legal defense fund to help Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick fight felony perjury charges.

Members of the Detroit Justice Fund include Conrad Mallett, former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court; S. Martin Taylor, a former DTE executive and a University of Michigan regent; attorney Reginald Turner, a member of the state Board of Education; and Detroit native and television personality Judge Greg Mathis.

The Detroit News says the fund could be announced today. Read more

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The Queen

Southfield, MI

#21 Mar 27, 2008
Fool wrote:
I can't believe that a bunch of judges and attorneys are supporting this liar. I don't have a problem with anyone being represented during a trial but there is no way that I would help a person that continues to lie even after her or she is caught with their pants down.
GIVE UP KWAME. IT"S OVER
It is BEYOND belief !!
Yams Bum

Pontiac, MI

#22 Mar 28, 2008
I would like part of Beatty's and kwames punishment to be paying back all of the 8-9 million he cost the city in the lawsuit from the officers.

He truly does not care about Detroit. Did you see his mug shot. He looks smug in that picture too! I am sure his mother and father are pulling major strings as well. Thats why he thinks he can get away with every thing. Mommy and daddy always got him out of trouble instead of facing the consequences!
Justice for All

AOL

#23 Mar 28, 2008
All his "clergy support" say pray for the mayor and his family. HELL NO! I will pray for the City of Detroit and all the people he has screwed over the years. What a Total Thug. If Detroit can't see it now then I'm about done supporting them.
chuckiedee_53

Lapeer, MI

#24 Mar 28, 2008
every business owner in detroit if they operate legally pays city, county, state, taxes even if they don,t own the property.
Linda

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Mar 28, 2008
xanadu wrote:
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Hi Linda,
This brouhaha is not about his affair per se. He's an attorney and certainly must realize the penalty for lying under oath is perjury.
The crux of the matter is high ranking police officers were let go - they sued - the Mayor said he'd contest their win - quite abruptly the Mayor backed down and those men were awarded over 8 MILLION dollars.
The police officers that were let go were investigating the Mayor and his 'lady'...she worked for him. The woman, Christine, is a law student so she too would know the penalty for lying under oath.
It goes from there......really is convoluted.
This is not truly about an affair - I mean, who cares where he puts 'Mr. Wiggles'.
I understand exactly what your are saying. So why are there so many people on his side. I know he is innocent until proven guilty but if in fact, which it looks like they had an affair and they lied then they committed perjury. Just because people are well liked does not mean they can get away with breaking the law.
Linda

Los Angeles, CA

#26 Mar 28, 2008
Big Shooter wrote:
Is it possible to donate say, like two cents?
Not even 2 cents.
wingnut

Howell, MI

#27 Apr 6, 2008
Is Christine Beatty's pet name for Kwame, Cumonme?

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