More Trouble for the Kilpatrick Enterprise

Are you keeping tabs on Detroit’s former mayor’s corruption trial?

Did you hear about the pistol whipping that is tied to the Kilpatrick Enterprise?

Happy Friday and Happy Holidays to you! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and I would imagine that most of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Recently here at the David J. Kramer Law Firm, we have been keeping tabs on Detroit’s former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick and the Kilpatrick Enterprise.

Kwame and his enterprise may need to jump on the resolution bandwagon, because this week there was more trouble for them.

Bobby Ferguson.  If you have yet to become familiar with that name, I dare say you haven’t been in Detroit long. Bobby Ferguson is one of the Kilpatrick Enterprise team that is made up of Kwame Kilpatrick himself and his father. Ferguson, as well and the Kilpatricks, have been in court for charges that they became rich lining their pockets through the mayor’s office.

However, it wasn’t the typical article on the Kilpatrick Enterprise in the Detroit Free Press, but rather an article that upholds the Climate of Fear the enterprise was said to have created.   Free Press writer, Paul Egan, reports:

A state appeals court has upheld Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson’s civil liability in a 2004 pistol-whipping incident and says the former employee Ferguson beat is entitled to a higher judgment than the $860,000 currently assessed. Thomas worked for Ferguson when the pistol-whipping incident happened after Ferguson accused Thomas of having an affair with his wife, according to court testimony.

While Ferguson denies that he used a pistol, he admits to using an ashtray.

If you were a part of the Kilpatrick Enterprise, what New Year’s resolutions would you be making?