Thinking about Florida Governor candidate Andrew Gillum being investigated by the FBI, I thought about former Detroit MI Democrat Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick is a perfect example of how some public figures in power can’t resist corruption. 🙄
Though there’s no comparison between Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Kwame Kilpatrick, It’s possible if Gillum becomes Governor of Florida he might not be able to resist corruption. This article is one of those “what if” stories that voters should consider.
It’s public knowledge that Andrew Gillum was investigated by the FBI for ties to certain lobbyists. The FBI has not confirmed he is no longer under investigation. He is suspected of wrongdoings while Mayor of Tallahassee.
Maybe Mayor Gillum got the crap scared out of him when finding out the FBI was looking into him regarding some form of Tallahassee corruption. Possibly it was a guilt by association sort of thing. Regardless Florida should not be taking a chance by electing Andrew Gillum for our mayor. He could wind up being another Kwame Kilpatrick.
A buddy living outside Detroit has often talked about Kwame Kilpatrick and all the illegal activity he was into. Kilpatrick after being busted for corruption is now sitting in prison where he belongs. He is without a doubt the most corrupt Democrat politician ever. Searching the net for his name will add to this story on Democratic corruption!
From Wikipedia: Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is an American former politician, having served as a Democratic Michigan state representative and mayor of Detroit from 2002 to 2008. He resigned as mayor in September 2008 after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail and was released on probation after serving 99 days.
On May 25, 2010, he was sentenced to 18 months to five years in state prison for violating his probation, and served time at the Oaks Correctional Facility in northwest Michigan. On March 11, 2013, Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering. On October 10, 2013, Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison.
From detroit.cbslocal.com: A federal appeals court says a judge made the right call when she ordered former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay $1.5 million to the city’s water department. The restitution is related to Kilpatrick’s 2013 corruption conviction.
He was found guilty of fixing city business to enrich himself and reward his pal, Bobby Ferguson. Judge Nancy Edmunds had ordered Kilpatrick to pay $4.5 million. But it was cut to $1.5 million after a successful appeal by Kilpatrick. The appeals court now is satisfied with Edmunds’ decision.
— Robert Snell (@robertsnellnews) September 25, 2017
From detroitnews.com Divorce: Amid ongoing legal woes behind bars, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick until now had been quietly facing another challenge: divorce. In a message posted Wednesday on his Facebook page, The Freedom and Justice Trust, the ex-lawyer suggested that he and wife Carlita had ended their “irreparably destroyed” marriage.
Kilpatrick cited the starting point as Jan. 24, 2008, when his affair with chief of staff Christine Beatty became public and sparked a text messages scandal that forced him from office in 2008.
That's what happens when you cheat on your wife and get sent to prison for taking taxpayers'money –> Kwame Kilpatrick reveals divorce on Facebook: 'I lost my marriage' https://t.co/5BMuXbgl6V via @freep
— BreakingNewzman (@BreakingNewzman) August 19, 2018
From foxnews.com hoping for a pardon / clemency from President Trump: Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption – is seeking President Donald Trump’s help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Kilpatrick, writing on the Free Kwame Project website, says he has undergone a spiritual transformation since resigning from office in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal.
Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick — who was convicted on charges of racketeering conspiracy, extortion, and filing false tax returns — has made an appeal to Trump.
— The Marshall Project (@MarshallProj) June 14, 2018