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DETROIT (WWJ) – A brief hearing was held in Detroit, Monday morning, regarding the proceeds from former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s new book, which is in stores today.

Kilpatrick’s attorney wants Wayne County Judge David Groner to vacate an order setting up an escrow account in which the profits would be used to pay the remaining $860,000 in restitution owed the city of Detroit.

The judge said he will issue a decision in the next seven days.  Meantime, another hearing is set for Wednesday morning to decide if book profits should be used to pay for Kilpatrick’s stay in prison.

The state Attorney General’s office says the bill should be $119,000.

The ex-mayor’s memoir entitled, “Surrendered; The Rise, Fall & Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick”, offers his point of view on a number of topics, including the scandal that led to his fall from power

According to the publisher’s website, in this book, “Kilpatrick takes a vividly intimate, unashamed and honest look at the mental, physical and spiritual mettle
required to hold steadfast in the midst of the personal hell that often  accompanies public humiliation and private damnation.”

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