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1:02pm May 25, 2010

Kwame Kilpatrick Fired from Job and Sentenced to Prison [VIDEO]

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A Detroit judge ordered Kwame Kilpatrick to serve 18 months to five years in prison, “declaring that Kilpatrick had lied while on probation and maliciously hid money that was supposed to go toward repaying the City of Detroit $1 million in restitution.”  At the same time, the company that hired him after he left office issued the following statement to the Detroit Free Press,

“Kwame Kilpatrick will be off the Compuware Corporation payroll at the end of the month. We don’t have any choices. It’s an unfortunate situation, and we feel bad for his family, but our hands are tied.”

Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner told Kilpatrick,“Your testimony in this court amounted to perjury.” The Free Press further reports,

Before he was sentenced, Kilpatrick begged the judge to show leniency. “I respectfully humbly ask you, with everything that’s in me, to be free,” Kilpatrick said.

Kilpatrick started speaking softly, but his voice grew stronger as he portrayed himself as a bit beaten. He claimed to be a victim of a vindictive prosecutor who is fixated on the old Kwame Kilpatrick, the one who lied in a police whistleblower lawsuit when he denied being romantically involved with his then-chief of staff, Christine Beatty.

“For the first time in my life I’m a great husband. I’m a new guy. and I know there’s a lot of people who don’t accept that,” Kilpatrick said.

Here is video from today’s sentencing.

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5 Comments


  1. [...] was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week for failing to pay the city $1 million in restitution and [...]


  2. [...] Kilpatrick’s controversial behavior date to well before Obama’s election as President, he is currently serving a prison sentence that can last from 18 months to give years.  This list of his mayoral misconduct is long and includes hiring strippers to perform at the [...]


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  4. [...] It’s been a little more than a year since Detroit Mayor Dave Bing took the helm of Detroit, winning a special election in May 2009 to finish the term of disgraced ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. [...]


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