Saturday, September 25, 2010

Former DWSD Director Testifies Before Grand Jury, Denies Being a Target of Federal Investigation

Former DWSD Director, Victor Mercado, was back in Detroit earlier this week reportedly to testify before a federal grand jury that is investigating corruption during the Kilpatrick Administration. Mr. Mercado denies being a target of the federal investigation

Mr. Mercado was Director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department between June, 2002 and July, 2008.  He currently serves as General Manager for the Bexar Metropolitan Water District in San Antonio, Texas.

Update: Despite his denials, it turns out that Victor Mercado was in fact a target of federal investigators. On December 15, 2010, Mr. Mercado, age 58,  was indicted along with disgraced, former-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, and Contractor Bobby Ferguson, on four charges, including racketeering conspiracy, and obstruction of justice. U. S. Attorney Barbara McQuade acknowledged that there was no evidence that Mr. Mercado received any money other than his salary. Mr. Mercado was fired by the BexarMet Water District Board on December 16, 2010. He is appealing the Board's decision.

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