October 10th, 2013
03:48 PM ET

Ex-Detroit mayor gets 28 years

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Thursday was sentenced to 28 years in prison after he was convicted in March of two dozen federal charges.

The charges include racketeering, extortion and the filing of false tax returns. He was accused of using the mayor's office to enrich himself and associates.

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  1. chrissy

    I will repost AGAIN @ fake hamsta or especially the real one! Waving a flag and picking a nostalgic american name does NOT magically and instantly make an organization patriotic! Patriotism is defined by a true love of country and the sincere desire to help "create a more perfect union". Obviously, the various parties in our democracy have different ideas on how to make that happen, but they all believe in government and the rule of law. Except for the Tea Party! They hate the US government....which is the reason they pushed for the shutdown!!!

    October 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    @chrissy- What I tried to convey in previous post to "Hamsta" is; that even the "so" called mentors, of the founders of the Tea Party, (Koch Bros), Hayek and the like, pick out what they like in those "mentors" to perpetuate the talking points of why they are right, put in a box, and human condition is really never a driving factor. Market, money, economics, is not rigid it is flexible to the human condition, fluctuates because of it and cannot be put in a box. When A small Minority of wealthy is generating the regulation for themselves, by themselves because of wealth, we have the economy we have because it is bias to the upper echelon. Which causes our government to favor because of wealth, lobbyist and their ilk.

    October 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Agreed @ mama! But he tunes out all sensibility when it comes to politics because his only focus is his hatred of the black POTUS! Sad really. And this shutdown is affecting way more than just government workers. Lots of ppl cant work because their jobs depend on regulations. Such as the Crab fishermen. They cant work because their product must be inspected so the trickle down affect will be noticed soon in grocery stores! This is going to affect every citizen in one way or another!

    October 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      You don't need some big government inspector to inspect crabs, you must really be an IDIOT! Take it from a cajun that has more than likely pulled a dinner or two for you out of the water, if it isn't moving (alive) when you put it in the pot you don't want to eat it. Only stupid people would need big government to make sure your crab is still moving!

      October 14, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      How funny that the stupid lumberjack can't see the forest for the trees. While swinging his axe, he cuts off his own foot.

      October 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Hamsta

    @ Scottish Mama We have the economy that exists today because socialist big government wants to play Robin Hood and take from the successful and give to the unproductive. If you want a better life stop mooching and get a JOB ( I don't mean walmart) and work hard. Under socialism only the government gets rich, everyone else is poor. Look at D.C. today, point proven.

    October 14, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @ Hamsta- I know your high blood pressure is making your blood go to your head. The only stores that are complaining seem to be the Walmarts and non-union grocery stores. If you look at Walmart and I speak of them because I know how they work. I was a supervisor there. They do not give many 40 hour jobs, they are mizers (Walton Clan)and demand the unthinkable and threaten your job alot. They hardly ever give 40 hours and if they do try to rid anyone before you become vested. It is all smoke and mirrors at the Sam's stores also. If you think they have good business practices you are wrong they destablize our economy and have socialist practices. They put mom and pop stores out of business, too bad more people do not shuck them to the wayside and shop for quality products made in the ole USA. My house is paid for, my children are thru college. I have paid my way, NO handouts.

      October 14, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I guess you do not remember the money in penaltyes that Walmart had to dole out due to not paying people for overtime?

      October 14, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Ham- that's penalties.

      October 14, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Also @Hamsta- if you believe we pay higher in premiums due to the uninsured going to the already full emergency rooms why not pay thru Obamacare and not have that excuse from insurere? We pay for them anyway in tax money. I would think lowering taxes would maybe make you less cynical. Why do you think that the republicans TP wants to take away funding of Obamacare, it is just so they can say "see we told you it would not work". Well guess what, why not work on what is wrong with it to help people? Because Republicans do not want the american people to have anything to make their lives better. Big business are fewer than people, so why don't people choose to be healthy? Cause they cannot afford it. Big business is the minority, as soon as people realize that they will vote accordingly. Republicans are so far up businesses bum with their hands in the republican businessmans cookies.

      October 14, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Ok @ hamsta, you have really lost your mind! ANYTHING sold in grocery stores has to go thru some type of inspection process. I know this to be true because my father was a comercial fisherman for many years. What do you think the FDA was created for ya tool? And have you been watching the senate and house meetings AT ALL or youre just talkin garbage about what you THINK is going on? If you had you would see the many ppl speaking that have ACTUALLY been affected by this shut down, like for instance ALASKAN CRAB FISHERMEN!!!! Guess ill have to say it again DO YOUR RESEARCH! That would mean don't tell us your opinions and then claim them to be facts because trust me: we ARE researching and WILL call you out on it!

    October 14, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    AND @ hamsta, you have no right calling ppl who HAVE to work minimum wage jobs "unproductive"! Wth do you think you are? You are one rude, crude and socially unacceptable piece of crap! And i bet you haven't had a real job in years!

    October 14, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol @ mama, my blood pressure sure has gone up! I cant imagine WHY an "underpaid" worker wouldn't wanta even be "productive" at all if some SCHMUCK was gettin rich off of that workers sweat can you @ scottish mama? Lmao

    October 14, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
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