May 25th, 2010
10:38 AM ET

Former Detroit mayor gets up to five years in prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to a maximum of five years behind bars for violating probation.

Wayne County, Michigan, Judge David Groner issued the order Tuesday after Kilpatrick was found guilty in April of violating his probation by failing to report assets that could be used to pay restitution.

He said Kilpatrick must serve a minimum of a year and a half, minus 120 days credit for time served.

Kilpatrick pleaded guilty in September 2008 to two felony counts of obstruction of justice stemming from his efforts to cover up an extramarital affair. He also pleaded no contest to charges of assaulting a police officer attempting to serve a subpoena on a Kilpatrick friend in that case.

He was accused of blocking a criminal investigation into his office and firing a police deputy to cover up the affair.

He served more than three months in jail and was released to five years of probation in February 2009. He was ordered to pay $1 million in restitution as part of his original plea deal.

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  1. Bonzo


    May 25, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kaz

    He deserved and this is good for justice nobody is above the law Kilpatrick , Polanski & others

    May 25, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Isaiah

    You would have thought he would have received more time in prison.Considering the media perspective presented to the people.

    I pray that Kwame makes ammends with the people of Detroit.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kwame sucks

    lol owned

    May 26, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |