It was the social event of the season, Detroit’s version of the Hamptons polo party. The second marriage of disgraced former mayor and ex-con Kwame Kilpatrick.
It was a ticket every self-respecting fast man would kill for — a wedding at the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church and a reception at the Hotel St. Regis on West Grand Boulevard. There was Kilpatrick’s contractor pal Bobby Ferguson, recently freed from prison, chatting last weekend near the crudites. And there stood the erstwhile teenage cocaine drug dealer “White Boy Rick,” aka Richard Wershe Jr. – looking smooth and tan, our little bird tells us, holding court with a group of well-wishers. (How does a guy who’s been imprisoned since he was 17 have six grandchildren, anyway?)
And who was that? There, being guarded by his security detail: Current Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, recently cleared by the state attorney general for playing favorites with public funds while staff destroyed about 150 emails to conceal his relationship with the doctor who received those funds for her prenatal health care program, “Make Your Date.” more