Pastor Brooks gave church donations to indicted ex-Detroit mayor
The man known as the rooftop pastor has revealed that he gave church money to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Pastor Corey Brooks said $2,000 in church members’ donations was wired to Kilpatrick during the holiday season.
Brooks said Kilpatrick wrote him a letter pleading for financial help for his family.
Kilpatrick was forced to resign in 2008 and served 14 months in prison.
He owes the city of Detroit hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution and is facing racketeering charges.
Brooks says the money he sent to Kilpatrick was not connected to his community revitalization project.