Federal Prosecutors Recommend Up To 28 Years in Federal Prison For Bobby Ferguson In Kwame Kilpatrick Case

CBS Detroit on October 3, 2013 released the following:

“DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Awaiting the final turn in his long road of disgrace, former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is at the center of a sentencing report for cohort Bobby Ferguson where prosecutors are seeking a 14 to 28-year sentence.

The sentencing is set for October 10 in federal court in Detroit.

Ferguson is described in the report as the “catalyst at the center of an historic and unprecedented extortion scheme along with former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.” He’s described as working “hand in glove” with Kilpatrick while he was in office.

The report says their scheme started back before Kilpatrick was even the mayor, when as a state representative he “stole several hundred thousand dollars” in grant money and used it to renovate Ferguson’s office and pay Carlita Kilpatrick for a job she didn’t do.

In March, Kilpatrick and Ferguson were convicted of racketeering conspiracy and other crimes. The government said Kilpatrick fixed contracts in a “pay to play” scheme, adding as mayor, Kilpatrick accepted bribes and abused a nonprofit fund, enjoying a posh lifestyle while his constituents suffered.

Kilpatrick has said his trial was unfair.”

Government’s Sentencing Memorandum as to Defendant Bobby W. Ferguson


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