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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