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May 25, 2010

Former Detroit Mayor & Thug-4-Life Kwame Kilpatrick Violates Parole, Gets Slapped With Up To 5 Years In Prison

Readers think this is a bigger story than I do; I don't think he's going to jail. Or not for long. Hell, they let him out after 99 days on his last conviction.

Anyway, guess the party.

After a probation violation related to his conviction for lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff, Kilpatrick was slapped with a prison sentence of up to 5 years in a Michigan courtroom on Tuesday.

Kilpatrick’s legacy as mayor has been riddled with corruption and scandals. His previous conviction landed him ten felony charges including obstruction of justice, perjury, and spending city finances illegally.

After pleading guilty to reduced charges and serving 99 days in jail, Kilpatrick was released early and ordered to pay $1 million to the city of Detroit. Judge Groner ruled last month that Kilpatrick failed to report all of his assets and did not meet the conditions of his probation.

"Frankly, your continued attempt to cast yourself as the victim, your lack of forthrightness, your lack of contriteness and your lack of humility serve to affirm that you have not learned your lesson," the judge said.

The case has created controversy in Detroit with supporters suggesting racial profiling swayed the judge’s decision. A representative for Kilpatrick also claimed that the sentencing was unjust and based on racial discrimination.

I just got an email from Will Folks stating, "Yeah, I banged him too."


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