Daily Briefs

Federal judge delays Kilpatrick’s sentencing
DETROIT (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on his public corruption conviction.
Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds moved Kilpatrick’s sentencing from Sept. 3 to Oct. 10 during a hearing last Thursday. Kilpatrick’s lawyer sought a deadline extension to file objections to a pre-sentence report.
Objections now are due Sept. 9.
Kilpatrick’s father, Bernard, and close friend Bobby Ferguson are also being sentenced on later dates.
Ferguson’s sentencing will also be Oct. 10. Bernard Kilpatrick will be sentenced Oct. 17.
Kwame Kilpatrick and Ferguson were convicted in March of a sweeping scheme to enrich themselves through fixed contracts, bribes and kickbacks. Bernard Kilpatrick was convicted of a tax crime.
The U.S. Court of Appeals this week upheld Edmunds’ decision to deny bond and keep Kwame Kilpatrick behind bars ahead of sentencing.

LAD to conduct free outreach clinic in Ferndale Sept. 13

Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, 1956 Hilton Road in Ferndale.
The workshop is one of a series conducted by LAD as part of its broad based advocacy program.  Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.
For additional information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac, at 248-253-1548, ext. 4005.

Wayne County Conflict of Interest disclosures made available online
Wayne County has made conflict of interest disclosures (COI) available electronically. By posting COI forms online, Wayne County has made it easier for constituents to ensure that decisions being made by County officials are made with public interest in mind. This move also makes it easier for the purchasing department to check for conflicts before signing contracts with vendors.
COI disclosures are accessible from the Wayne County homepage (waynecounty.com). Housed under the “Get Documents For” heading under the “How Do I” tab, COI disclosures are easy to find.
After agreeing to indemnify and a hold the County harmless for any damages, visitors are directed to the search for and view disclosures page. Once on this page, a simple first and last name search will return the COI disclosure forms.
For more information about Wayne County ethics policies, visit the Special Committee on Ethics website at www.waynecounty.com/commission/ethics.htm.