DETROIT (WWJ) – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is due in court Wednesday to discuss possible book profits with the judge who threw the book at him.
Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy will ask Judge David Groner to halt the distribution of funds from the book Kilpatrick wrote while behind bars.
WWJ and Fox 2 Legal Analyst Charlie Langton says all this court action regarding the book could help make it a best seller.
“Because the judge is going to have a hearing more than likely, Kwame may very well have to testify and he’s going to give a little tidbit about the book, I think this is actually pretty good publicity for Kwame and his book..in a weird way this could help the city of Detroit get back the restitution,” said Langton.
Worthy wants the court to force Kilpatrick to put profits in an escrow account so it can be applied to the one million dollars of restitution money Kwame owes the city of Detroit.
“If Kwame makes money, theoretically Kwame would be profiting from his crime – law says you can’t do that and Kym Worthy wants to make sure that if Kwame does write a book and there are profits from the book, the city of Detroit gets them,” said Langton.
Kilpatrick’s book is scheduled to be released August 1st.