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Case Files

Each episode of "American Greed" features interviews with law enforcement and victims in hot pursuit of the accused to face justice.

Detroit's 'Crime Boss' Mayor

  • Detroit's 'crime boss' mayor  Friday, 30 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his associates extort city contractors, abuse public funds, and turn the mayor's office into their own cash machine, costing the city millions. But it's a high-profile sex scandal that ultimately takes him down.

  • Kwame's family and friends plan  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Detroit's youngest mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick was supposed to drive the city in a new direction. Officials eventually accused him of running the city like a crime boss.

  • Wild party at Detroit mayor's mansion  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's alleged wild party haunted his administration and it ended up costing the city millions.

  • The mayor's $4,000 suits  Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    WDIV reporter Kevin Dietz explains how Kwame Kilpatrick got contractors to pay for his expensive custom suits.

  • $840,000 of unexplained cash  Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Supervisory Special Agent Robert Beeckman of FBI Detroit recalls the testimony of Mayor Kilpatrick's bodyguards.

  • A handwritten $10 million contract Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    In this unusual contract Walbridge Aldinger spells out its intent to hire Bobby Ferguson’s company if it is selected for the Detroit Water and Sewage District project.

  • Kwame Kilpatrick’s fundraising letter Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    Read an official letter asking for donations to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund.