Thursday, March 14, 2013

Welcome, Welcome Friends, To Detroit, Where The Corruption Never Ends

Denial, as we've noted before, is not just a river in Africa. Meanwhile in Detroit the rivers of denial and corruption both run deep.

The Detroit News: Kilpatrick's sister says ex-mayor 'innocent,' will continue fight

Of course his family will continue to claim he's innocent in the face of a mountain of evidence to the contrary, if anything to cover the benefits they've received and their roles in the scandal.

Kwame's sister making this declaration of Kwame's innocence is hardly an uninterested party to the show:

Ayanna Kilpatrick Ferguson herself has appeared in text messages that have come under legal scrutiny in regard to the former mayor, one of which she complained to her brother about Bobby Ferguson blocking others from getting contracts.

"Here we go with this Bobby bull again," Ayanna Kilpatrick Ferguson wrote in a 2004 text message to former mayoral aide Derrick Miller. "Can we make a $ too?"

Not to worry, it sure looks like she did:

Ayanna Kilpatrick was also member of the New Vision Foundation, a charity founded by the Kilpatrick family to help Detroit students.

In 2004, it was discovered that nearly $400,000 of the $717,000 the foundation had raised in the two previous years was paid in salary to Ayanna Kilpatrick, Carlita Kilpatrick (Kwame Kilpatrick's wife), and to attorney, and family friend, Lisa Cylar Miller.

When over 50% of the "donations" to a charitable foundation are going to friends and family of the Kwamster as "salaries", you can tell this foundation was designed more to further feather the nest and wash money rather than truly act as a charity as most people understand the meaning of the word.

I suspect we still haven't seen the bottom of the sewer of corruption that has been Detroit under decades of one-party Democrat rule.

1 comment:

Murphy's Law said...

Yeah, she's always been a piece of work behind the scenes, and her only means of support for the last decade has been the graft that he tossed her way. Now she might actually have to look for a job, or, more likely, get herself a bridge card and start smoking "medical" marijuana by the ounce.