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Half Of The Mayoral Candidates In Detroit Are Convicted Felons

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Four of the eight hopefuls who hope to face off in the election on November 7 have been busted on various felony crimes including attempted murder, assault, weapons and drug charges according to the Detroit News.

Two of the candidates, Donna Marie Pitts, and Danetta L. Simpson, were both charged with attempted murder.

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Mayoral hopeful Pitts, 58, exchanged fire with the owner of a collision shop in a dispute over a repair bill.

Pitts in 1987 was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison after a jury convicted her of the lesser offense of assault. She ended up serving four years and eight months behind bars.

Before that in 1977, Pitts was convicted of receiving and concealing a stolen 1977 Oldsmobile. She completed a year of probation.

Simpson, 46, has a 1996 felony conviction for assault with attempt to murder. She claims she was wrongfully convicted.

Her conviction stemmed from an incident with a woman who was living with the father of her two children. An altercation ensued where the woman claimed Simpson shot at her but missed.

Simpson served a year probation.

Candidate Curtis Christopher Greene, 32, was charged with a felony at age 19 after police say he eluded them during an attempted traffic stop. He was also charged with delivering and growing marijuana in the incident.

Greene was sentenced to 18 months probation, but violated that probation in 2005 after being busted for passing fraudulent checks. He was sentenced to six months in jail according to the report out by the Detroit News.

Candidate Articia Bomer, 45, was approached by police while she was sitting in her parked car. Police searched the vehicle and found a .38 caliber pistol with four live rounds.

Bomer claims the gun was not hers. She was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to a year of probation.

The primary for the eight candidates is Tuesday, the field will be whittled down to the final two who will face off in the November election.


By JESSICA FINN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

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