Busted: Politicians Caught With Their Hands in the Cookie Jar

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Kwame Kilpatrick

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick received a 28-year prison sentence on Oct. 10 for several counts of corruption, including racketeering and extortion. It is one of the strictest sentences ever handed down for major state and local public corruption cases, The New York Times reported. “At the very least, a significant sentence will send a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated,” said sentencing Judge Nancy G. Edmunds. Some say his greed contributed to Detroit's economic crisis.

(Photo: AP Photo/Jerry Lemenu)

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