March 24th, 2008 10:08 EST
Detroit Mayor Makes Promise to Stay
By Nancy Lee Wolfe, SOPnewswire
Kwame Kilpatrick, Motown’s youngest elected official, has been indicted for perjury and plethora of criminal charges. Sex scandal is eye of the storm.
Moments ago, the embattled, once-rising star among rising Democrats, gave a press conference in the Motor City. Rumor has it that Kilpatrick Staff asked two Detroit Free Press reporters to leave the room. Mayor Kilpatrick, it is said, blames the major newspaper for causing all of his political problems.
Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy, has taken the lead in the case against the scrambling politician. Trouble began when the mayor denied an inappropriate relationship with a member of his staff. Although a civil matter, Kilpatrick is charged with perjury during the civil trial.
Personal impropriety is where the mayor’s troubles began; however, the details of an $8.4 million whistle-blower lawsuit against the city of Detroit is also under examination.
Following remarks by his attorney, Danny Webb, Mayor Kilpatrick expressed his confidence in the American system of justice and his assurance that he will be completely exonerated.
Detroit economic recovery will have to wait.