Disgraced ex-mayor awaits punishment

Oct 9, 2013 Full story: St. Cloud Times

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exits the US Federal Courthouse in downtown Detroit on Monday March 11, 2013 after the jury handed down a verdict in his public corruption trial.

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DeQuan

Duluth, GA

#2 Oct 10, 2013
Man Kwame a soul brother. He didnt realize he was doin nothin wrong. This is just white racism keepin the black man down. Im so upset I may not go get my welfare check today. Naw, I better get some fried chicken and scrawberry soda.
Jim Parsons

Asheville, NC

#3 Oct 10, 2013
DeQuan wrote:
Man Kwame a soul brother. He didnt realize he was doin nothin wrong. This is just white racism keepin the black man down. Im so upset I may not go get my welfare check today. Naw, I better get some fried chicken and scrawberry soda.
Ye-uh, brother.
We down on that.
Maybe some creasy greens and some watermelon, too.
ha ha

Kwami,
There's another one in Washington DC that should
go to prison with you.
He's even worse than you are to waste money.
Too bad he isn't going in, too.
REMEMBER: Don't drop the soap !
You might want to take some KY jelly with you.
You're going to need it.
That is...if they can find your sorry anus through all of those
folds of fat.

May 25, 2010:
Kwame Kilpatrick, the disgraced former mayor of Detroit, was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption following a series of scandals that showed he had unchecked power while in office.
Kilpatrick’s defense attorneys originally had argued that federal prosecutors were overreaching when they recommended he get 28 years – but Judge Nancy Edmunds handed down every minute of it.
"It was a tough sentence but it was a very large crime (and) the punishment met the crime," said U.S. Attorney Mark Chutkow.
Kilpatrick addressed the court before his sentencing, saying, "I'm incredibly remorseful." But he stopped short of admitting guilt.
This was a different Kilpatrick. Gone were the flamboyant suits, the earring and the demeanor of the politician once described as the “hip hop mayor.”
He wore prison clothes and spent a great deal of time with his eyes trained at the floor.
"I believe he was broken. I believe he is very sorry," said Norman Yatooma, an attorney who investigated the suspicious death of Tamara Green, a woman tangled in the wild stories around Kilpatrick. "Sorry because he got caught."
His pre-sentence statement stood in contrast to his lifestyle in office.
Kilpatrick spent $800,000 more than he earned. He billed his city credit card for trips to Las Vegas, and bought concert tickets and football tickets along with an $850.00 steak dinner. He leased two Lincoln Navigators for his wife with public money.
"Managing a city with no money is hard every single day," Kilpatrick told the court.

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