September 8, 2011
Kilpatrick Ethics Cases Winding Down, Last Report Issued
A Michigan Tri-County Hearing Panel has issued its misconduct report in a matter involving a Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Detroit. The charges relate to the settlement of litigation involving former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
The panel finds that the attorney failed to fully advise the City Council of information, concealed text messages and engaged in a conflict of interests, and made misreresentations to a tribunal and to the Attorney Grievance Commission.
A hearing on sanctions was scheduled.
The AGC web page shows that related charges against four other attorneys are either long since resolved or in their final stages. No explanation why this one lagged so far behind. (Mike Frisch)
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