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Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson found guilty of racketeering

Former Detroit mayor faces 24 convictions ranging from racketeering to mail fraud

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After 14 full days of deliberation in the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption trial, the jury announced verdicts Monday morning.

Kilpatrick has been found guilty of racketeering. Bobby Ferguson also was found guilty of racketeering. No verdict was reached on Bernard Kilpatrick for racketeering. They could face up to 20 years in prison.

Kwame Kilpatrick and Ferguson also were found guilty of extortion. The jury reached a unanimous decision on 40 of 45 counts.

Breaking with typical protocol, the verdict was not read by the jury foreperson. Instead, Judge Nancy Edmunds read the verdicts herself.

The panel of eight women and four men deliberated for close to 100 hours before finally reaching their decisions. The verdict was reached on Friday. The jury decided to go home and sleep on it over the weekend to see if anyone would change his or her mind by Monday morning.

Here is the breakdown by counts:

Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty
Bernard Kilpatrick -- no verdict

Count 2: Extortion -- Sewer Lining Contract

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty

Count 3: Extortion -- Amendment to Sewer Lining Contract

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty

Count 4: Extortion -- Baby Creek/Patton Park

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty

Count 5: Attempted extortion -- Oakwood Pump Station

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty

Count 7: Extortion -- Outfalls Contract

Kwame Kilpatrick -- no consensus
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty

Count 8: Extortion -- Asbestos abatement

Kwame Kilpatrick -- no consensus
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty

Count 9: Extortion -- Repair of Eastside Ware Mains

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty

Count 10: Extortion -- Eastside sewer repair

Kwame Kilpatrick -- not guilty
Bobby Ferguson -- not guilty

Count 15: Attempted extortion -- Sludge contract

Bernard Kilpatrick -- not guilty

Count 16: Bribery -- $90,000 bribe

Kwame Kilpatrick -- no consensus
Bobby Ferguson -- no consensus

Count 17: Bribery -- $75,000 bribe

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty
Bobby Ferguson -- guilty

Count 18: Mail Fraud -- June 22, 2006 check for $10,000 to Civic Fund

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty

Count 19: Mail Fraud -- Feb. 13, 2007 letter explaining Civic Fund to donor

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty

Count 20: Mail Fraud -- Sept. 26, 2007 check for $5,000 to Civic Fund

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty

Count 21: Mail Fraud -- April 3, 2008 - Civic Fund check for $4,500 for summer camp

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty

Count 22: Mail Fraud -- May, 23, 2008 - letter soliciting donation and explaining civic fund

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty

Count 23: Mail Fraud -- June 4, 2008 - civic fund check for $2,600 for summer camp

Kwame Kilpatrick

Count 24: Mail Fraud -- June 4, donor check for $10,000 to civic fund

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty

Count 25: Mail Fraud -- June 25, 2008 donor check for $1,000 to civic fund

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty

Count 26: Mail Fraud - June 30, 2008 donor check for $4,000 to civic fund

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty

Count 27: Mail Fraud - July 23, 2008 letter explaining civic fund to donor

Kwame Kilpatrick -- not guilty

Count 28: Wire Fraud -August 24, 2007 - letter soliciting donation and explaining civic fund sent to donor

Kwame Kilpatrick

Count 29: Wire Fraud - April 3, 2008 - Letter explaining civic fund sent to donor -- up to 20 years in prison and or $250,000 fine

Kwame Kilpatrick -- not guilty

Count 30: Wire Fraud - June 20, 2008 letter soliciting donation and explaining civic fund sent to donor

Kwame Kilpatrick -- guilty


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