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DETROIT MAYOR
(2008-03-26)
(wgvu) - DETROIT MAYOR KWAME KILPATRICK AND HIS FORMER TOP
AIDE HAVE APPEARED IN COURT TO FACE CHARGES THEY LIED UNDER OATH
ABOUT HAVING AN AFFAIR.
THE MAYOR AND FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF CHRISTINE BEATTY WERE
ARRAIGNED YESTERDAY. NOT GUILTY PLEAS WERE ENTERED FOR THEM ON
CHARGES OF PERJURY, CONSPIRACY, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND
MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE. ALL THE CHARGES AGAINST THEM ARE FELONIES.
THEY WERE RELEASED ON PERSONAL BONDS AND ARE EXPECTED TO APPEAR
AT A JUNE 9 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION THAT WILL DETERMINE IF THEY
WILL FACE TRIAL IN WAYNE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT.
BOTH ARE ACCUSED OF LYING UNDER OATH ABOUT AN AFFAIR AND THEIR
ROLES IN THE FIRING OF A TOP POLICE OFFICIAL. STEAMY TEXT MESSAGES
FIRST REPORTED BY THE DETROIT FREE PRESS REVEALED A FLIRTY,
SOMETIMES EXPLICIT, DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE TWO.
ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH SAY THEIR CLIENTS WILL BE EXONERATED.
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