Kwame Kilpatrick: A Mayor in Crisis

Number 23839
Subject Government
Source Detroit Free Press
State MI
Year 2008
Publication Date 12/23/2008 - 10/28/2008
Summary The Free Press's investigation into Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exposed "public corruption at the highest levels of government in America's 11th largest city. Schaefer and Elrick's reporting revealed that Kilpatrick and his top aide lied under oath during a police whistle-blower trial and sought to cover up those lies by brokering a secret $8.4 million settlement paid for with the taxpayers dollars."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 45
Keywords FOIA; tax corruption; fraud; Philip Meyer Award; 2009 Pulitzer Prize: Local Reporting
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