Monday, August 18, 2008

On the Mayor's Front

Some mayors across the United States seem to be tangling with local, state, or federal prosecutors. Check these out -

Knox County Mayor - Who should be handling an investigation of the Knox County Mayor? Local white collar crime unit recuses itself because they receive county funds. Editorial,, Probe of county mayor where it needs to be

Detroit - Looks like Jim Parkman, from Scrushy's first trial (see here) is no longer on Mayor Kilpatrick's team.  See Ben Schmitt, Detroit Free Press, Parkman no longer on Kilpatrick's legal team.   Also see Ben Schmitt and Joe Swickard, Detroit Free Press, Judge: Council can't proceed with hearing to oust Kilpatrick

Jackson, Mississippi -, Mayor's Trial Set for November - Melton, Bodyguards Charged in Civil Rights Case

Newark, New Jersey - John Martin & Jeff Whelan, New Jersey Star Ledger, Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James sentenced to 27 months

But it really is nothing new (see former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell here; Missouri here) (see also here Robert Hanley's discussion in the New York Times of several N.J. mayors being indicted).


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