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A deputy to ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison in a bribery scheme.
Kandia Milton was sentenced Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Detroit. He apologized during the proceedings, according to WWJ’s Beth Fisher.
The 39-year-old rose to deputy mayor under Kilpatrick. He was accused of helping broker the sale of city-owned Camp Brighton to the Chaldean Catholic Church. Authorities say Milton received $20,000.
He pleaded guilty in December and agreed to help federal officials with their probe of past corruption in City Hall.
“This sentence properly balances the need to punish abuses of the public trust with consideration for substantial assistance in the government’s investigation of others who have engaged in corruption,” United States Attorney Barbara McQuade said in a statement.
His brother DeDan Milton earlier was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for getting kickbacks from city property sales. DeDan Milton admitted getting $16,000 in the 2007 sale of the camp and 2006 sale of a police station. He was an executive assistant to Kilpatrick.
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