Another Guilty Plea In Detroit Corruption Case

1438176.jpgDetroit (WWJ) — A former top aide to ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to plead guilty to bribery conspiracy charges this afternoon during a hearing in federal court.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says Kandia Milton will appear before Judge Gerald E. Rosen at 3 p.m.

Milton was linked to the bribery case last Friday when former police officer Jerry Rivers told a federal judge that Kandia Milton and DeDan Milton shared $50,000 in a kickback scheme tied to the $3.5 million sale of Camp Brighton to the Chaldean Catholic Church.

City Council voted 5-4 in June 2007 to sell the camp.

DeDan Milton has not been charged.

The church has cooperated in the investigation and had no knowledge a fee paid was used in an “inappropriate manner.”

Kilpatrick resigned in 2008 after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice and pleading no contest to assault. Last month, an FBI agent testified as part of a restitution hearing for Kilpatrick and indicated that federal investigators are interested in the dealings of the embattled ex-mayor.

A federal investigation of corruption at city hall has been ongoing for more that two years.