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Disgraced Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick Will Have Some Darn Interesting Reading While in Prison

Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick/official photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Detroit’s disgraced ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who sits behind bars at a federal prison in Michigan, should have some interesting reading to pass the time.

A federal judge Wednesday ordered the government to give him 24 DVDs containing evidence he can review to prep for his case in which he’s accused of racketeering and taking bribes while in office, the Detroit News reported.

The News reports that the DVDs contain thousands of text messages, phone conversations caught on wiretaps and summaries of more than 200 interviews the FBI conducted with people.

Kilpatrick,40, once dubbed the “hip hop mayor”, is currently in a federal prison in Milan, Mi. serving time for failing to pay $1 million in restitution after he pleaded in 2008 to obstruction of justice charges for lying about an affair with his chief of staff and about the discharge of a police official while under oath during a whistle-blower lawsuit in state court. The lies were revealed in Kilpatrick’s text messages the Detroit Free Press published.

He was sentenced in state court in May to 18 months to 5 years in prison for violating his probation.

A month later, he was indicted by a federal grand jury on 19 federal counts including mail fraud, wire fraud, tax evasion and filing a false tax return. He was Detroit mayor from 2002 to 2008.

Bernard Kilpatrick/wxyz tv

In December, Kilpatrick was indicted along with his father Bernard Kilpatrick, city contractor Bobby Ferguson, former top Kilpatrick aide Derrick Miller and former water department chief Victor Mercado.

The indictment alleged that the defendants extorted money from municipal contracts and were knee-deep in bribery.


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