Former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick to be Released from Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A prison spokesman says the Michigan parole board has voted to release former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner's courtroom during a hearing on the mayor's bond in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

Detroit, Michigan (AP) - A prison spokesman says the Michigan parole board has voted to release former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Prisons spokesman Russ Marlan said Friday that Kilpatrick will
be released no earlier than July 24, after more than a year in
custody for violating probation in a criminal case that forced him
out of office in 2008.

Kilpatrick will be free to prepare for trial in 2012 on
unrelated federal corruption charges.

Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in 2008 in a
case that was tied to his cover up of an extramarital affair with
his chief of staff.

He was sent to prison in May 2010 by a judge who said the
ex-mayor had misled authorities and failed to turn over certain
assets toward his $1 million restitution to Detroit.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by detective Location: fl on Jun 25, 2011 at 05:43 PM
    wonder if marion berry washington dc mayor was from tally tooo?
  • by warden Location: prision on Jun 25, 2011 at 05:40 PM
    they are makeing room for tally and valdosta's mayors.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    Now there is a cell open for B. Huessein Obama!
  • by John Deere Green Location: Tallahassee on Jun 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    We have a Mayor that is local and is being investigated by the ethics commission and who took 62,000 dollars while working as a lobbyist for a firm doing business with the City of Tallahassee. That is a local story !
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 05:11 AM in reply to John Deere Green
      He is a FAMU grad.
  • by tallyboy Location: Tallahassee on Jun 25, 2011 at 09:45 AM
    He was mayor of Detroit, but Tallahassee was his home. Strange, huh?
    • reply
      by terry on Jun 25, 2011 at 05:41 PM in reply to tallyboy
      are you serious? that explains where the drugs are comeing from.
  • by Sam Location: Quincy on Jun 25, 2011 at 05:41 AM
    Is this considered local news? Was he born nearby or something?
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