Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Black mayor will be going to prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to a maximum of five years behind bars for violating probation. Wayne County, Michigan, Judge David Groner issued the order after Kilpatrick was found guilty in April 2010 of violating his probation by failing to report assets that could be used to pay restitution. He said Kilpatrick must serve a minimum of a year and a half, minus 120 days credit for time served. Kilpatrick pleaded guilty in September 2008 to two felony counts of obstruction of justice stemming from his efforts to cover up an extramarital affair. He also pleaded no contest to charges of assaulting a police officer attempting to serve a subpoena on a Kilpatrick friend in that case. He was accused of blocking a criminal investigation into his office and firing a police deputy to cover up the affair.

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