Kilpatrick Book Profits To Pay For Lockup

DETROIT (WWJ) – Another claim has been made on the proceeds from former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s book “Surrendered! The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick.”

Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner has agreed with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request, ruling Wednesday that proceeds from the sale of Kilpatrick’s recently released memoirs will go to pay for his incarceration.

That is, after the proceeds are used to pay for the restitution the ex-Mayor owes to the city of Detroit.  He wrote the book while in prison.

Kilpatrick’s attorney, Daniel Hajji said he wasn’t surprised by the order.

“We expected that the cost of incarceration would be included in that last escrow account that was created by Judge Groner,” said Hajji. “We expected there to be costs of incarceration.”

Kilpatrick’s incarceration cost the state a little more than $15,000.

Meantime, Hajji is appealing the state law that prohibits people from profiting from their misdeeds.

“I can’t discuss that too much here, but that’s still pending in the Court of Appeals and we’re awaiting their decision,” Hajji said.

Kilpatrick was released on parole on Aug. 2 and is now with his family in Texas.

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