MAY 25, 2010
The famously corrupt politician who ran Detroit for six years before getting criminally convicted will go back to jail for violating the terms of his probation by hiding assets to avoid paying the city $1 million for his felonious antics.
The storied career of Kwame Kilpatrick keeps providing fodder for local media even though he moved to another state last year to start fresh after serving four months in prison. In 2008
This week a
At the hearing Kilpatrick begged the judge to keep him out of prison with an emotional speech in which he proclaimed to be a changed man who would never hide money from the court. As he implored for mercy however, the former mayor revealed that he had settled into a $1 million home outside
No wonder the visibly irritated judge sent Kilpatrick to the slammer after telling him that “your testimony in this court amounted to perjury.” The once rising star in
It was a dejavu moment for the self-destructive former mayor who has been handcuffed on numerous other occasions. Though lying under oath to cover up his extramarital affair with a city staffer ended his career, Kilpatrick has committed numerous other crimes. He orchestrated a secret $9 million settlement with wrongfully fired cops who came close to exposing his undercover romance, was charged with two felonies for assaulting a sheriff’s detective trying to serve a subpoena on one of his shady friends and previously violated his probation in another case.
Kilpatrick’s troubles began shortly after he took office in 2002. He spent a great part of his first tenure partying with strippers at the mayor’s mansion and got busted for charging hundreds of thousands of dollars on his city-issued credit card for personal travel, meals and entertainment. He also used $25,000 of city funds to get his wife a fancy sports utility vehicle at a time when
After completing his prison sentence last February, an old buddy hired Kilpatrick as a medical software salesman at a Dallas-based company called Compuware Corporation. Kilpatrick made $120,000 a year but got fired this week after his probation got revoked. A
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