Judge Nancy Edmunds sentenced Detroit businessman Bobby Ferguson to 21 years in prison; according to an October 12 article in the Detroit Free Press. A day earlier, former Detroit mayor and Ferguson friend Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison for public corruption.
Sentencing judge Nancy Edmunds stated that Ferguson was “the catalyst at the center of an historic and unprecedented criminal scheme.”
Kilpatrick served almost 2 full terms as mayor, but was forced to resign during his second term after being found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice; according to Wikipedia. Kilpatrick’s terms as mayor were full of scandals, rumors of adultery, nepotism, and accusations of using a city credit card for personal use.
Kilpatrick is not the first politician to be sentenced in 2013.
In London, according to the NY Times, former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne was sentenced to 6 months in prison for what was described as perverting justice.
Did the Kilpatrick punishment fit the crime?
Said one Christian:
“Kilpatrick did wrong; no doubt about it. But he was sentenced partly for his arrogance. He did not bow down to those who thought he should be more humble. The Holy Bible speaks of God dealing with just and balanced scales. Was this really fair?”
Were the sentences for Kilpatrick and Ferguson too stiff?
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Source: The Detroit Free Press