American Greed Episode 86: Detroit's Crime Boss Mayor

Case File

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.


  • By: Source: Trial Exhibit KCF-99 from FBI Detroit

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

  • By: Source: Trial Exhibit WA1-14 from FBI Detroit

    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.