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Detroit Mayoral Saga Continues
(2008-06-18)
(wgvu) - The City of Detroit is expected to ask a judge to
rule on whether the City Council can go ahead with forfeiture
efforts against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Corporation Counsel John Johnson says the action will be filed
Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court.
Wayne State University Law School professor Robert Sedler is
representing the city and says a two-thirds vote is needed to
remove the embattled mayor from office. The nine-person council had
voted 5-4 to initiate forfeiture proceedings.
Sedler also says there is no basis of law in the City Charter
for the council's action.
Some council members accuse Kilpatrick of duping them into
approving an $8.4 million whistle-blowers' agreement.
Kilpatrick is facing perjury and other charges stemming from
testimony given in a whistle-blowers' trial.
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