District Judge Paul Miller ordered Cedric Everson to serve the seven-day sentence at the Johnson County Jail. He gave Mr. Everson until July 15 to report so that he can finish summer classes at a community college in Detroit as he seeks to return to college athletics.
Jurors convicted Mr. Everson, who turns 22 next week, of simple misdemeanor assault in January after finding him innocent of charges that could have brought lengthy prison terms.
Former mayor to be released from prison
DETROIT — The Michigan parole board voted Friday to release former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from prison after more than a year behind bars for violating probation in a criminal case that forced him out of office in 2008.
Kilpatrick will be freed no earlier than July 24, said Russ Marlan, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Kilpatrick’s parole request had been on hold since late May when the board chairman said he wanted more time to review the federal corruption charges pending against the ex-mayor. People charged with felonies typically aren’t granted parole.
There was no comment from the Wayne County prosecutor who had urged the parole board to keep Kilpatrick in prison.
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 2010 after a judge said he had misled authorities and failed to turn over certain assets toward his $1 million restitution to Detroit.
Truck company in train crash had citations
SPARKS — A Nevada trucking company under scrutiny for a fatal crash with an Amtrak train has been cited repeatedly by state authorities for crashes, unsafe driving and operating a truck with tires so bald the vehicle was ordered off the road.
A driver working for John Davis Trucking of Battle Mountain smashed through crossing gates and into two double-decker cars of an Amtrak train Friday, killing six.
Federal records reviews by The Associated Press show the Nevada Department of Public Safety cited the company for two crashes in the last two years, including one in February 2010 that injured a person in Washoe County.View Entire Story
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