bobby ferguson http://michiganradio.org en Former Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson sentenced to 21 years in prison http://michiganradio.org/post/former-detroit-contractor-bobby-ferguson-sentenced-21-years-prison <p>Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick&rsquo;s co-defendent and city contractor Bobby Ferguson was sentenced to 21 years in prison today after being convicted on racketeering, bribery and other charges.</p><p>The sentence comes one day after U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds sentenced Kilpatrick to 28 years in federal prison.</p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20131003/NEWS01/310030090/Bobby-Ferguson-sentence-corruption-Kwame-Kilpatrick">Detroit Free Press</a>, the prosecution also wanted 28 years for Ferguson:</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:09:50 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14814 at http://michiganradio.org Former Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson sentenced to 21 years in prison Bobby Fergusson denied bond, judge cites flight risk http://michiganradio.org/post/bobby-fergusson-denied-bond-judge-cites-flight-risk <p>Today U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds denied Bobby Ferguson's request that he be released on bond while he awaits sentencing.</p><p>Ferguson was convicted alongside former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on multiple felony counts including racketeering.</p><p>Edmunds said he might be a flight risk.</p><p>More from the Associated Press:</p><blockquote><p>Federal prosecutors opposed the request from Ferguson. His lawyer had argued that Ferguson wasn't a flight risk or danger to the public...</p><p>Edmunds last month denied a request from Kilpatrick to be released on bond while he awaits sentencing.</p></blockquote><p>The <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130323/NEWS0102/303230100/Bobby-Ferguson-asks-to-be-released-on-bond">Detroit Free Press</a> has reported that family members and friends have offered up their homes as collateral to ensure Ferguson would show up for his sentencing hearing.</p><p>Apparently, Edmunds was not convinced. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:10:27 +0000 The Associated Press 12013 at http://michiganradio.org Bobby Fergusson denied bond, judge cites flight risk Federal prison isn't former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's only concern http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-prison-isnt-former-detroit-mayor-kwame-kilpatricks-only-concern-0 <p>Kwame Kilpatrickā€™s federal racketeering and extortion convictions may mean the former Detroit mayor will not be able to pay the city approximately $850,000 in restitution in another case.</p><p></p><p>Monday, Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted on more than 20 counts of racketeering. extortion and other charges.&nbsp;&nbsp; The former mayor faces up to 20 years in federal prison.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In 2008, Kilpatrick agreed to pay a million dollars in restitution as part of a guilty plea to state obstruction of justice charges. He also served time in prison.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:54:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 11637 at http://michiganradio.org Federal prison isn't former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's only concern