Monday, November 5, 2012

Former DWSD Director Victor Mercado Pleads Guilty in Public Corruption Case

Earlier today, Victor Mercado, former Director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, pleaded guilty(*) to a single count of conspiracy in connection with his role in the Kilpatrick Enterprise. The Detroit Free Press reports this development here. Its unclear whether Mr. Mercado will testify against his Co-Defendants or remain in the background. No date has been set for sentencing. 

The pending corruption trial involving the former Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, and contractor, and friend Bobby Ferguson is currently on hold until November 13th due to a medical condition affecting Ferguon's attorney. 

(*) For readers with a PACER Account, Victor Mercado's Rule 11 Plea Agreement was filed 11/5/2012 in Case No. 2:10-cr-20403 at Dkt #247.  If you're interested in a copy, I'd be glad to e-mail it to you. Just write me and put "Plea Agreement" in the reference field.   

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