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Detroit CFO apologizes for controversial remarks, is suspended pending probe

DETROIT (Reuters) - Jim Bonsall, Detroit's chief financial officer, apologized Thursday after the city launched an investigation into allegations that he made racially inappropriate comments and demeaned his co-workers. Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, who hired Bonsall in July, has suspended him with pay for the duration of the investigation, his spokesman Bill Nowling said.

Ex-Detroit mayor gets 28 years in prison for corruption

By Steve Neavling DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison for corruption on Thursday, one of the longest such sentences ever handed to a major U.S. politician, in a case that further battered the reputation of a beleaguered and insolvent city.

Disgraced Detroit mayor gets 28 years for corruption

Disgraced Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in a federal prison on corruption and extortion charges. The sentence comes as the city of Detroit is seeking to shed massive debts he helped rack up in the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy. Kilpatrick, 43, was convicted in March of two dozen criminal counts following a sweeping federal investigation into the rigging of municipal and state contracts. Some 33 other people -- including city workers and contractors -- have also been convicted as a result of the investigation.

Ex-Detroit mayor gets 28 years in prison for corruption

By Steve Neavling DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced by a federal judge on Thursday to 28 years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption including bribery, extortion and racketeering, which prosecutors said had worsened the city's financial crisis. Kilpatrick, 43, once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, has been in custody since March when he was found guilty on two dozen charges.

Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years on public corruption conviction

DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Thursday to 28 years in prison on his conviction for public corruption charges including bribery and extortion that prosecutors said exacerbated the city's financial crisis. Kilpatrick, 43, was once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party and has been held in custody since his conviction in March on two dozen charges that included racketeering conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, and tax counts.

Ex-Detroit mayor facing federal prison on corruption convictions

By Steve Neavling DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, is set to be sentenced Thursday on federal public corruption and bribery convictions prosecutors have said justify a prison term of at least 28 years. Kilpatrick, 43, was convicted in March on two dozen federal charges including racketeering conspiracy, bribery, extortion, mail and wire fraud, and tax counts. He was deemed a flight risk and has been held in custody since then.

Rob Ford isn't the first mayor at the centre of scandal

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be dominating headlines with allegations of crack cocaine use that he has labelled ridiculous, but he's hardly the first to earn attention for questionable behaviour. Here are a few other mayors who have found themselves in an uncomfortable spotlight, in courtroom or occasionally even behind bars. ___
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