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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
10:00 PM AMERICAN GREED 86 - DETROIT'S "CRIME BOSS" MAYOR
1:00 AM AMERICAN GREED 86 - DETROIT'S "CRIME BOSS" MAYOR
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06/04/2014: AMERICAN GREED 86 – DETROIT'S "CRIME BOSS" MAYOR
Is it possible to run a criminal empire out of City Hall? That's exactly what Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick did during his six years in office. Once hailed as the "Hip-Hop Mayor" of this struggling rust-belt metropolis, Kilpatrick was in reality the leader of a cabal that cost the city millions of dollars. Throughout his tenure, Kilpatrick and his friends extorted city contractors, abused public funds, and turned the mayor's office into their own cash machine. But while the mayor counted his cash, it was a high-profile sex scandal with a city employee that ultimately brought him down. The trial and resulting publicity eventually exposed the mayor's greed for all to see.
Detroit's 'crime boss' mayor -- http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000280293 -- 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 - http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000280682 -- 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 the Mayor's Mansion - http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000280683 -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's alleged wild party haunted his administration and it ended up costing the city millions.
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