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  • No prison time for Kilpatrick's right-hand man

    A high school pal whose testimony helped convict former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of corruption was sentenced Thursday to a year in a halfway house, a major break as a reward for his vital cooperation.

  • Feds urge 40-month sentence for Kilpatrick aide

    Federal prosecutors are recommending a 40-month prison sentence for a man who grew up with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, worked in his inner circle and became an important witness at his corruption trial.

  • Ex-water director gets 8 months in halfway house

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's water department chief has received a sentence of eight months in a halfway house for his role in a wide-ranging corruption case.

  • Prosecutors want prison for ex-Detroit water boss

    Federal prosecutors are recommending an 18-month prison sentence for the former head of Detroit's water department who admits rigging contracts while working for then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

  • Ex-Detroit mayor wants money to pay for appeal

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking the public to pay $24,000 more for a second lawyer to appeal his corruption conviction and prison sentence.

  • Ex-Detroit mayor's legal bill to public: $813,806

    The public paid more than $1 million for the yearslong legal defense of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father, according to figures released Wednesday by a federal court.

  • FILE- In an Oct. 4, 2012 file photo Emma Bell is followed by media outside the federal courthouse in Detroit. The woman who raised campaign money for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is hoping to avoid prison for tax crimes. Bell was a key witness at Kilpatrick's corruption trial, telling jurors how she pulled cash from her bra to pay more than $200,000 in kickbacks when he was mayor. Bell is returning to court Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 for her sentence for tax evasion. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates, FILE )  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    Kilpatrick fundraiser gets probation for tax crime

    A political fundraiser who pulled cash from her bra as kickbacks to then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to probation Thursday for tax evasion.

  • Feds recommend break for Kilpatrick fundraiser

    Federal prosecutors are recommending a year or less in prison for a political fundraiser who gave kickbacks to then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

  • Ex-Detroit mayor transferred to prison in Oklahoma

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been transferred to a federal prison in Oklahoma as he serves his prison term in a corruption case.

  • Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves federal court in Detroit on Monday, March 11, 2013, after being convicted on corruption charges, ensuring a return to prison for a man once among the nation's youngest big-city leaders. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick convicted of corruption

    Jurors convicted former Democratic Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on a range of corruption charges Monday, practically guaranteeing a prison sentence that surpasses 20 years.

  • **FILE** Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick walks to federal court on Sept. 6, 2012 in Detroit with attorney Jim Thomas. Kilpatrick, his father Bernard, former city water boss Victor Mercado and Kilpatrick associate Bobby Ferguson are accused of a sweeping corruption scheme. (Associated Press/Detroit News)

    Detroit's former mayor Kilpatrick faces corruption trial

    After a last-ditch effort to move the case out of Detroit failed, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is returning to court for the start of a corruption trial that will last months and could land him in prison for more than 10 years.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    WOODSON: Black-on-black crime in the suites

    For decades, it was presumed that having blacks in positions of political leadership on the local, state and national levels would serve as a safeguard to preserve the victories of the civil rights movement and ensure that the people on whose behalf those battles had been fought could benefit from the new opportunities that those victories afforded.

  • AP Interview: Ex-mayor discusses post-prison plans

    During the past year that Kwame Kilpatrick has spent in Michigan prisons, Detroit's ex-mayor has had plenty of time to ponder the divide between a once-promising public service career that included shaking hands with U.S. presidents, but now gets spent rubbing elbows and swapping tales with murderers, rapists and common thieves.

  • "I am devastated," Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick said. "As a mother, I hope for the best for my son and will always be there for him. Beyond that, I have no further comment."

    Son's woes could hurt mother's chances

    Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick beamed as her son and rising political star, Kwame, vowed during his first ceremonial oath of office to faithfully serve the citizens of Detroit as their mayor. She called the Jan. 4, 2002, event the highlight of her life.

  • Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick listens to a judge sentence him in May for probation violations. Kilpatrick was indicted on federal fraud and tax charges Wednesday. He is accused of using his tax-exempt charity, the Kirkpatrick Civic Fund, as a slush fund for personal expenses. (Associated Press)

    Detroit ex-mayor accused of fraud

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, already in state prison for probation violations, was indicted Wednesday on federal fraud and tax charges.

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