1. Dirty Politics

    Former Detroit Mayor Convicted

    FILE - In this Jan 25, 2013 file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves federal court in Detroit. A court spokesman said Monday, March 11, 2013, that jurors have reached a verdict in Kilpatrick's corruption trial. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Paul Sancya/AP

    From City Hall to the clink. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday on a raft of corruption charges, ensuring a trip back to prison for the notoriously scandal-ridden politician. Jurors convicted Kilpatrick on charges including racketeering and conspiracy, following a five-month trial that detailed how he accepted bribes, rigged contracts, and ran a “private profit machine” while in office until fall 2008. Among the most damning allegations: he used a nonprofit fund that was supposed to benefit Detroit’s most in-need residents to pay for his own yoga lessons, golf clubs, and camp for his children.

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