The nonprofit group that used state grant money to hire Carlita Kilpatrick was controlled by Kwame Kilpatrick’s pastor.
The nonprofit received $150,000 in grant money after Kwame Kilpatrick made a request to state officials in 2000, according to the indictment.
The nonprofit group gave $37,500 to Carlita Kilpatrick’s company U.N.I.T.E. The money was to provide peer mediation services to kids — but she never did the work, prosecutors allege.
By April 2002, U.N.I.T.E. had received $137,500. Carlita Kilpatrick got $91,000 and the couple used most of the balance for personal expenses, prosecutors allege.
Vanguard is referred to as Nonprofit V in the indictment. Vann was an avid supporter of the ex-mayor until August 2008 as the text-message scandal intensified. That month, Vann said Kilpatrick should resign.
Kilpatrick stepped down in September 2008.