Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced For Being Former Mayor of Detroit
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Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced For Being Former Mayor of Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick the former Mayor of Detroit was sentenced to up to 5 years in prison for violating parole. A harsh and unusual sentence for a public figure. Kilpatrick became Mayor of Detroit at the young age of 31, he was the youngest mayor in the history of Detroit and his youth and inexperience plagued his tenure. There were numerous scandals, some media sensationalized, some of his own creation. He eventually resigned after being charged with felonies including perjury and obstruction of justice. He lated pled guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice. Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to reduced charges, but was released after serving ninety-nine days.

Its being reported that Kilpatrick violated probation by missing restitution payments for the city of Detroit and pleading poverty while living relatively well in Texas. Judge Groner clearly had no love for Kilpatrick 18 months to 5 years in prison for a parole violation for a non-violent offender is suspect. Kilpatrick is not to blame for the ills of Detroit. While it is clear that being Mayor of Detroit in the midst of manufacturing jobs being shipped overseas and the worse recession in 70 years, is no easy task a city Mayor drunk on power is not new it is as old as cities themselves which makes the sentence seem that much more unusual.


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