October 10th, 2013
03:48 PM ET

Ex-Detroit mayor gets 28 years

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Thursday was sentenced to 28 years in prison after he was convicted in March of two dozen federal charges.

The charges include racketeering, extortion and the filing of false tax returns. He was accused of using the mayor's office to enrich himself and associates.


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  1. Scottish Mama

    Wow! Yikes! 28 years.

    October 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Yea no kidding @ mama! Thats more than that ped op hile teacher got for rayping than girl in montana! Ridiculous! And all the previous Detroit politicians that have abused Detroit, COMBINED didnt add up to that much time!

    October 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TvNyC

    Hey president Obama, how about a better job man I make $16/hr I think I deserve at least 100k/year job. Do something for me in return! Please!

    October 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And ya know @ mama, im not a big fan of our former mayor BUT...he did get alot of things done for the city of Detroit in spite of the money aspect! A heck of alot more than the present mayor Bing has done! In fact i cant think of one dang thing that Bing has done except be on vacation or out sick! If they woulda been smart they woulda made him pay his rest i tution by bringing the city out of bankruptsy without pay, because he has the ability to do that! Like a community service thing!

    October 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @chrissy-I think it was the present mayor who spent alot of time prosecuting him.(while he was not sick) I think people get less time for murder.

      October 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Yea @ mama, i think you are partially correct. Its kinda sad when people who are gifted and could have a very bright future, (and Kwame was very gifted) get caught up in the evil side of life. That man was very smart and couldve gone far in life, had he not gone the wrong way! The sad part is not only did he ruin his own political career but his mothers as well! And even after everything he did, the people of Detroit still liked him.

    October 11, 2013 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Yea its really kinda sad @ mama! Kwame Kilpatrick had a really bright future had he not thrown it away for greed. He had a way with people and he was very intelligent, and couldve made Detroit great. The saddest part was not only did he ruin his own life but he ruined his mothers political life as well.

    October 11, 2013 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. AP

    Politicians that view power as an open cash drawer have a wake-up call –

    October 11, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kaishou

    If he wins on appeal... Hillary-Kwame 2016!!!

    October 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ AP, its been going on forever. Look at our congressional brats. Nothing is gonna change.

    October 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Hamsta

    Surprise, surprise! Another corrupt democrat! When are we going to impeach ObaMe? I would like to see that commie trash squirm in front of a firing squad!

    October 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      For what, you dumb hiller? He hasn't done a damned thing to warrant being impeached! GOD, you're dumber than a box of hair! You should be put in front of a firing squad for being an idiot!

      October 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol @ FHamsta, some might say the same about you to ya know! But corrupt politicians come from both partys!

    October 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      That idiot doesn't care, Chrissy. He's too stupid to know anything other than what Fox and Rush tells him to parrot. Bock bock BOCK!

      October 11, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      Well then crissy, why is it that an OVERWELMING MAJORITY of convicted politicians are DEMOCRAT?

      October 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Lol @ Hamsta, maybe because republicans are sooo much more devious and sneaky? And im not at all sure that your 10:14 post is all that accurate either! And just because you said so doesnt mean much to me.

    October 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Hamsta

    @Jeff You Obamobots are as intelligent as a box of rocks. I'm watching ObaMe repeat the same pattern of power grabs and exploitation of crisis as all the socialist and communist dictators and you fools just sit back and say "This is America, that can't happen here." Wake up and watch what is happening under your nose. Federal government is selling MRAPs and military tanks to local police departments, ObaMe views his political opposition as more of an enemy than terrorists and illegal immigrants, all the workings of NWO are happening in front of your face and you still don't see it because you are convinced that can't happen in America. It IS happening, just as I had to tell the ignorant chickenhead down the street who was subconsciencely encouraging her 12 year old girl to get preg nant. She said " That won't happen to my child!" as she dressed the little girl in hoochie shorts and see thru shirts.

    October 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. The Hamsta

    Has anyone read Obamacare? I haven't read the entire thing, but I did find some pretty scary stuff in there. Mandatory RFID chips for identification purposes for starters. Do you know what can be done with those? Germany not only chose not to use them but outright BANNED them because a company invented an RFID chip to be used to track criminals that can kill the implantee with a lethal dose of cianide by satellite remote control. Ya! That's pretty scary stuff, are you sure you want ObaMecare knowing that you will be forced to accept an RFID implant?

    October 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Seriously, do you EVER have anything nice to say to ANYONE or do you just go around all day calling everyone disgusting names and bein as hateful as you can be?? Sheesh!

    October 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
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