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County Treasurer To Hold Kilpatrick’s Book Profits

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Ex-mayor of Detroit - Kwame Kilpatrick.

Ex-mayor of Detroit – Kwame Kilpatrick.

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Wayne County treasurer’s office is the escrow agent for money from the sale of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s memoirs.
Circuit Court Judge David Groner on Friday appointed the treasurer to hold funds from “Surrendered: The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick.”

Judge Groner also ordered that any companies or persons acting as an agent of Kilpatrick and holding money from the book’s sales make all payments to the treasurer, who then will turn the money over to the city of Detroit as part of Kilpatrick’s court-ordered restitution.

Groner’s office said Kilpatrick owed the city $860,925.40 as of Thursday.

The book went on sale in August and chronicles parts of a text-messaging sex scandal with a top aide that led to criminal charges in 2008 and eventually jail for Kilpatrick. It offers the ex-Mayor’s point of view on a number of topics and people, including Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, whom he portrays as a “devil” out to get him.

It’s currently available online from the publisher and at select book stores in Detroit.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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