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Feds can secure prison term for Detroit's ex-mayor, but can't update website

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, but don’t look to the federal prosecutor’s webpage for any updates or statements about the momentous news.

Because of the federal government shutdown, U.S. attorney’s offices across the country are not maintaining their websites or social media channels.


SEE RELATED: Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick convicted of corruption


That includes the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, which secured the lengthy prison sentence it asked for to punish Mr. Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 and 2008 and was convicted of enriching himself while the city slid into financial crisis.

“Due to the lapse in government funding, the websites and social media channels for the United States Attorneys’ offices will not be updated until appropriations are enacted,” a message atop the office’s homepage says. “Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.”

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