Name given to the group accused in a racketeering scheme that intended to take contracts through the Detroit Water and Sewer Department. Members include Derrick Miller, Kwame Kilpatrick; his father, Bernard Kilpatrick; former DWSD director Victor Mercado, and Bobby Ferguson. The group was indicted in December 2010.

Miller received $115,000 between 2004 and 2007 from a real estate broker who got commissions from City property sales, according to his plea. He got $10,000 in 2003 and 2004 from Karl Kado's Metro Services Organization to keep contracts at Cobo Center. He got $10,000 from Andrew Park's Security Communications Alert Network to authorize a $4M federal contract. Miller and Kilpatrick attended to Cass Tech together. He worked for Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and became Kwame's deputy chief of staff when he was a state legislator.

U.S. Attorneys Mark Chutkow and Barbara McQuade are involved in the prosecution.

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