February 17, 1990 |
A federal grand jury indicted a former Detroit deputy police chief with close ties to Mayor Coleman Young on charges of using his connections to Detroit city officials to defraud investors. The 36-count indictment accuses Kenneth Weiner, 44, and two other men of running a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme. Weiner, a security consultant, worked closely with Young in the early 80s. The mayor had established a consulting firm, Detroit Technology & Investments Inc., in 1987.
July 19, 1989 |
Mayor Coleman A. Young, the outspoken leader of the nation's sixth-largest city for more than 15 years, said Tuesday that he will run for a fifth term. "Ain't nobody going to run me out," Young, 71, told the crowd at a downtown community center. In the nonpartisan mayoral primary Sept. 12, voters will select two candidates for a runoff Nov. 7.
January 10, 2000 |
Former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, who ran the city for an unprecedented 20 years, was under FBI surveillance for roughly four decades, the Detroit News reported. Records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act show the surveillance began in the 1940s when agents who suspected the well-known labor activist had communist ties followed him to union organizing meetings, the newspaper said.
April 18, 2001 |
Dennis Archer, who brought casino gambling to Detroit and pursued other revitalization projects aimed at erasing the city's image as a blighted, riot-scarred landscape, said in a surprise announcement that he would not seek reelection in November. "I love this city. I love our citizens and I really enjoyed the opportunity and experience of being mayor. But I also realize that I have no life," the 59-year-old Democrat said.
February 14, 1991 |
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young replaced his indicted police chief, William Hart. But Young accused federal prosecutors of waging a vendetta against black officials. Young and Hart are black. "The chief was indicted because he got caught in a trap that was set for me," Young said. Young appointed Stanley Knox, 51, as police chief. Hart and former civilian Deputy Chief Kenneth Weiner, an ex-business partner of the mayor's, have been charged with embezzling $2.6 million from a secret police fund.
December 22, 1989 |
A former police official suspected in the disappearance of money from a secret $1.4-million Police Department fund was arrested Thursday on fraud charges. Kenneth Weiner, a former civilian deputy chief who resigned in 1986 amid allegations of a pyramid scheme, was arrested as he stepped off a flight from Los Angeles, FBI officials said. They refused to say how they had learned of his travel plans.