Thursday, August 07, 2008

Culture of Corruption Update: Kwame Kilpatrick

Back in the news for violating his bond. Nothing horrific here; just a little trip to Canada.

The Detroit Free Press provides a distinctly less sanitized version than the Times – apparently Hizzonner has violated his bond before, assaulted officials attempting to serve him a subpoena, and generally behaved like Kwame Kilpatrick.

Much abbreviated summary of the original scandal from the Detroit Free Press here.

Update: Lost in the Kwame Kilpatrick shuffle is more than just lying about his affair with a staffer, it’s a) firing a bodyguard and the Chief of Police to cover it up; and b) shelling out $8 million of the taxpayer’s dough to try to make the problem go away.