The truth always comes out, and ethically challenged Michigan Republican Gubernatorial candidate “Manoogian” Mike Cox is finding that out.
After months and months of denials about the rumored stripper party at the Manoogian Mansion in 2002 and a murdered dancer at the party, a witness has come forward to place Cox at the party, according to Fox 2 News.
The party has become an urban legend, but there is no doubt Cox gave special treatment to convicted former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Michigan State Police Detectives said in a deposition that as Michigan Attorney General, Cox and the Detroit police may have obstructed an investigation linked to Kilpatrick and the 2003 murder of a Detroit stripper.
He threw those detectives under the bus calling them liars because they did not work in Lansing, but then his campaign ad he has a retired cop say this is just a political ploy to smear Cox. I’m at a loss as to why we should believe that retired officer and not the other two.
No doubt Cox will try to discredit and smear this witness as well
But, here’s Fox2’s report:
LIVONIA, Mich. - It's the story that haunted former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's administration -- the rumored, wild party at the Manoogian Mansion. Now, a witness has come forward with explosive testimony. He says the party did indeed happen and at least one other high ranking official was there.
"He came to us. He contacted us several months ago," said attorney Norman Yatooma. "Each time his story has had the exact same explicit detail. I believe he's telling the truth."
Yatooma says an affidavit represents an enormous break in proving an alleged cover-up. For the first time a witness on the record is saying he was at the rumored but never proven Manoogian Mansion party thrown by former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in the fall of 2002.
"He witnessed lap dances occurring for both Mike Cox, as well as for Kwame Kilpatrick. He knew Tammy Greene, so he knew that to be Tammy Greene who was providing Kwame Kilpatrick a lap dance," Yatooma said. "He says that Carlita came in, assaulted Tammy Greene. I think the word he used was that she punched her and that they collapsed on a coffee table, broke the table and that Carlita used a leg of that table to beat Tammy Greene with."
Yatooma calls this a motive for a murder cover-up by the ex-mayor since dancer Tamera Greene was shot to death in April of 2003.
Cox has a history of problems with honesty, and he also has a history of only coming clean when busted. In 2005 he called a press conference to tell the state that he cheated on his wife. But it was a preemptive move because he falsely accused high profile Oakland County lawyer Geoffrey Fieger of blackmail, and he believed Fieger would rat him out. He also has a long history with the jailed former Mayor.