In his last term, the mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, was put under the microscope for some questionable choices. Although there were smoking guns, the people of Detroit decided to re-elect him and give him another
I could post a list of all the poor choices he has made over the years, but
In his latest scandal, which has made national news, it appears we have a case of perjury. In a nutshell, last year a Deputy Chief and a body guard for the mayor brought to light some wrong doings by the mayor and his inner circle. It was alleged, in retaliation, those two were fired for doing so.
The two fired men, brought suit against the mayor, during which they also brought up that the very married, father of 3, was having an affair with his chief of staff. During the trial, both the mayor and the chief of staff denied any affair what-so-ever. The case settled for 8.4 million. Are the taxpayers going to eat that? mmm-huh
Now, Detroit has it's own Sex, Lies, and
As soon as this news broke, we hear the mayor has left the building. A news reporter found him in a house in Florida that he bought last year as a vacation home for his family. $$Ohhh-kaaaaay$$
Now, the latest tidbit to surface, is his time spent last weekend giving a speech at a prayer breakfast in NC. It appears his wife and sons did not go. The mayor 's hotel
As much as the local reporters are all over this, nobody has been able to locate the mayor.
This is definitely a character flaw to say the least, but the man needs to own up to it and step down. Detroit does not need the expense, the set backs, and lack of leadership that Kwame Kilpatrick has created.
One thing for sure, there's not going to be any more parties happening at their home, the