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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cheeks Kilpatrick aide summoned by federal grand jury.

Associated Press

Detroit -- A high-ranking aide to U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick says she was called to appear before a federal grand jury in Detroit.

Kilpatrick office manager Andrea Bragg disclosed the subpoena to House officials March 1. The notice was published Tuesday in the Congressional Record. There's no indication when Bragg was told to appear at the grand jury.

Kilpatrick's office declined comment Wednesday. Her son, ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, resigned and went to jail for obstruction of justice.

Federal authorities are investigating corruption in city government during Kwame Kilpatrick's tenure. He hasn't been charged.

Someone who answered the phone at Bragg's Detroit home declined comment Wednesday.

From The Detroit News:
A public apology to Maureen Stapleton:

Yesterday at the Charter Commission Meeting (9 March, 2010), I called out State Representative candidate Maureen Stapleton, by saying she just doesn’t want terms limits so she can sit there in office forever. I want to express my sincere apology to Ms. Maureen Stapleton for my uncalled for behavior. I hope she can find it in her heart to forgive me.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Feds: Conyers deserves 'substantial' prison term


Federal prosecutors say a judge should consider other acts of alleged corruption when he sentences former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers.

Conyers returns to court Wednesday for her sentence for conspiring to take bribes for a sludge contract.

The U.S. attorney's office says Conyers should also be punished for alleged schemes aired during the recent trial of ex-aide Sam Riddle. It ended in a mistrial.

The government says that would boost Conyers' sentencing guidelines to 46 months to 57 months in prison. In a court document unsealed Monday, prosecutors say she deserves a "substantial sentence."