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Kwame Kilpatrick

Personal data
Date of birthJune 8, 1970(age 46)
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan, United States
Birth nameKwame Malik Kilpatrick
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseCarlita Kilpatrick
ResidenceGrand Prairie, Texas
Alma materFlorida A&M and Michigan State University College of Law
ProfessionAuthor and Former Politician
ReligionChurch of God in Christ
68th Mayor of Detroit
In officeJanuary 1, 2002 - September 18, 2008
Succeeded byKenneth Cockrel Jr.
Preceded byDennis Archer

Kwame Kilpatrick

Personal information
NameKwame Malik Kilpatrick
ConvictionObstruction of justice (x2), assault of a police officer
Penalty120 days in jail & probation (original sentence)
1.5-5 years imprisonment (probation violation)
StatusParolled
OccupationFormer politician
SpouseCarlita Kilpatrick
Children3 children

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Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is a former mayor of Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the Democratic Party and co-author of Surrendered! The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick's mayorship was plagued by numerous scandals and rampant accusations of corruption, with the mayor eventually resigning after being charged with ten felony counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice. Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to reduced charges, but with good time awarded to county jail inmates in Michigan, he was released on probation after serving 99 days. On May 25, 2010, he was sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison for violating his probation. He served time at the Federal Correctional Institution, Milan. After he was indicted in federal court for additional crimes related to alleged misuse of his campaign funds, Kilpatrick lobbied for a transfer from the Oaks Correctional Facility (Michigan Department of Corrections) in Manistee Township, Michigan. He is also under a new 38-charge felony indictment on additional corruption charges, in what a federal prosecutor called a "pattern of extortion, bribery and fraud" by some of Detroit's most prominent officials.


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