CHICAGO - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick vowed to stay in office and move forward with his bond-funded economic stimulus proposal despite facing felony charges of perjury, misconduct in office, and conspiracy to obstruct justice stemming from testimony during a 2007 civil trial.

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy yesterday announced a 12-count criminal indictment that included eight counts against Kilpatrick and seven counts against Christine Beatty, Kilpatrick's former chief of staff.

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