Monday, March 24, 2008

Detroit Mayor (and superdelegate) Kwame Kilpatrick Charged with 12 Counts

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Kilpatrick is refusing to step down.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is charging Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide, Christine Beatty, with 12 counts of crimes in the text-messaging scandal, including perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice and willful misconduct in office.

She said she expects the two to turn themselves in no later than 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Worthy announced the charges Monday morning at a news conference that began with a 15-minute preamble that blasted the city's lawyer for what she called "deliberate obstruction" of her investigation and on the importance of telling the truth under oath. - ClickOnDetroit
As Kilpatrick (who has not yet committed to a candidate) is part of the Michigan Delegation his seat does not count toward the 794 superdelegate total.