Why is this news?? This is the standard in political dealing at all levels. Have we forgotten Halliburton and no bid contracts !! This is definitely as the Mayor puts it, the news paper harassing a brother. These type of political deals are so common place in America, that companies expect to be paid for their backing of a candidate or political leader. Is this wrong, of course it is but no one in congress or in corporate America is about to change this system. Come on Free Press, tells us something we do not know.
Two construction executives who worked on the first efforts to restore the Book Cadillac hotel say Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and other city officials exerted pressure to hire the mayor's friend, Bobby Ferguson, even though the executives thought he was not the most qualified for the work.