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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Spent the Weekend in Lock-Up

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick spent the weekend in jail for violating parole in the 2008 criminal conviction which resulted Kwame Kilpatrickin him leaving office.

According to news reports Kilpatrick left the Michigan Corrections Department facility in Detroit on Monday morning after being locked up since Friday. Kilpatrick will be in court on Monday for a separate matter.

The Associated Press reports:

The Michigan Corrections Department says Kilpatrick violated parole by not disclosing all his financial transactions last fall. He still owes Detroit $855,000 in restitution and must report details about his income and expenses.

Kilpatrick was convicted of obstruction of justice in 2008 for corruption which involved his staff as well as members of the business community. Earlier this month, Your Black World reported on some of the allegations which have surfaced during Kilpatrick’s current corruption trial, which is ongoing:

Former aide to ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick testified Thursday that he gave the then mayor a $10,000 bribe in a bathroom. Yesterday was also the same day that Kilpatrick was ordered to wear a tracking device and move in with his mother.

The money Kilpatrick was allegedly given in the bathroom came from developers.  Former aide Derrick Miller said although the bribe came from developers, it was solicited by Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick is accused of rigging government contracts and taking payoffs. Miller, who testified against Kilpatrick, has known him since high school. Kwame Kilpatrick is the son of  former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.

13 Responses to Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Spent the Weekend in Lock-Up

  1. Technique bourse

    May 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    un peu pres le style d’idee que je me fesait du sujet, merci beaucoup pour cette excellent article.

  2. Technique bourse

    April 26, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Et dire que je ne connaissait pas ce site, vous etes maintenant bookmarker !

  3. Dewey

    February 17, 2013 at 9:15 am

    What if ……just what if….The DOJ’s so called Public Corruption Probe was by design and used as a tool targeting African American politicians and businessmen in all 93 jurisdictional as a pogram, and that is a pogram not program to gain political power for the rightwing and destroy black economic

    Ask David Iglesias…… Any Questions…Conyers ?

  4. Truthbeliever

    January 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm


  5. BlackSupaman

    January 29, 2013 at 3:15 am


  6. corbin56

    January 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    How embarrassing. Having to move back home with your Mommy. How is this clown going to repay $855,000?? He thought he was balling, now he is a laughing stock and he is labeled a thief & a crook.

    Ladies, here’s a good catch for you.

  7. Terrell Imani D.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    A mind, on a good looking black man, “is a terrible thing to waste.”

  8. johnccarlson

    January 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Dam Kwame! you can pocket a little money like they all do but you took it all. Over 100 million from Detroit that could of helped the people. I hope you rot in prison