Posts Tagged ‘Mayor’

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Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford Arrested on Bribery Charges

December 2, 2008

larry-langford.jpgThe mayor of Alabama’s largest city, Larry Langford, was arrested Monday on federal bribery and fraud charges connected to a multibillion-dollar sewer bond deal that has driven the surrounding county to the brink of bankruptcy.

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New Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Faces Perjury Questions

November 25, 2008

ken-cockrel10.jpgThe second Detroit mayor in a row is facing questions about possible perjury. An attorney for Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. acknowledged Monday that his client met last week with state attorneys to discuss a document stating he didn’t owe campaign fines in two previous city elections.

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Idaho Mayor Sorry for Kids’ ‘Assassinate Obama’ Chant

November 19, 2008

shawn-larsen.jpgThe mayor of an eastern Idaho town where second- and third-grade students chanted “Assassinate Obama” after Barack Obama’s Nov. 4 election victory has publicly apologized, saying there’s no excuse for such comments.

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Kevin Johnson Becomes First African-American Mayor in Sacramento, California

November 7, 2008

kevin-johnson-sacramento-mayor-race.JPGKevin Johnson declared victory in the Sacramento mayor’s race Tuesday
night after the most costly and intensely publicized quest ever for the
city’s top political job.

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