DETROIT (AP) - Federal prosecutors are recommending a year or less in prison for a political fundraiser who gave kickbacks to then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
The 70-year-old Bell is back in Detroit federal court on Thursday. She pleaded guilty to a tax crime and owes more than $300,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is recommending a sentence of 12 months or less, a punishment below the guidelines. The government says Bell is remorseful about her crime and gave substantial assistance to agents in the Kilpatrick case.