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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's crime boss mayor

    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
    Kwame's family and friends plan

    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
    Wild Party at Mayor's Mansion

    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
    The mayor's $4,000 suits

    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
    $840,000 of unexplained cash

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

  • A handwritten $10 million contract
    By: Source: Trial Exhibit WA1-14 from FBI Detroit
    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
    By: Source: Trial Exhibit KCF-99 from FBI Detroit
    Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

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