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Resource ID: #22235
Subject: Government
Source: Detroit Free Press
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Date: Jan. 20-22, Feb. 11, May 3, 17, 27, June 16, 17, July 12, October 14

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While the city of Detroit struggled through a massive job loss in 2005, its mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, lived a life of luxury on the public's tax dollars. According to The Detroit Free Press, investigating this story became difficult as the mayor refused to turnover public documents and flat out lied to his constituents. However, a lawsuit from the paper finally forced the mayor to hand over documents in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

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