State Increases Kilpatrick’s Monthly Restitution

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been ordered to pay more each month toward his restitution to the state – a lot more.

Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said Thursday that Kilpatrick now is on the hook for payments of $500. He had been required to pay $160.

Kilpatrick also must perform 16 hours of community service each month, as well as accounting for his income, expenses and proceeds from sales of his autobiography. The increased restitution amount begins April 1.

He owes Detroit about $860,000 of $1 million in restitution as part of a plea deal to criminal charges in 2008.  Prosecutors had sought monthly payments of $1,000.

Earlier this week, Kilpartick broached the restitution topic on his Facebook page:

“I looked up the word Restitution in the dictionary.  Definitions include; the giving back of what has been lost; return; restoration; the making good on any loss, damage or injury.  Before you can truly make full restitution, there MUST first be a common understanding of what was loss, and your responsibility for that particular loss.  OR, you will simply be pouing your spirit, work, and even money into the pit of confusion, anger, rage, and despair.  No matter how much you give the hole will NEVER close, because there is no understanding or agreement on what, or how big the hole is.  So, there will never be Restitution or Reconciliation, only Retribution … ”

Kilpatrick now lives in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas, with his wife and three sons. He, along with his father Bernard, is awaiting trial on federal corruption charges.

RELATED: Task Force To Crack Down On Local Corruption

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Comments

One Comment

  1. fed up says:

    I HOPE THEY NAIL HIM AND HIS FATHER BIG TIME , THEY ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF CROOKS , AND TO HELL WITH THAT LYING STINKING BOOK OF HIS , I WOULDN’T GIVE 2 DEAD FLIES FOR EVEN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY … BLAHHH

    1. s d campbell says:

      he was laughing about it yesterday on his facebook page — he said he used to have to pay $6,000 a month (so I guess this is a piece of cake).

  2. fed up says:

    I WOULD HAVE MADE HIM PAY 10,000 A MONTH , HE HAS MONEY OUTSIDE THE U. S. AND WE ALL KNOW IT

  3. Sally says:

    From KK’s definition of restitution may we assume that the city is only after Retribution and not a true Restitution? Does this mean that he does not admit stealing the money (sorry KK, misappropriating is the better term-more pc, then it doesn’t fall under the Biblical rule of DO NOT STEAL). The citizens know what was lost. Are you and your lawyers the only ones who do not know? The people want the money back that you stole. The city NEEDS the money back that you stole. If you are truly a changed man (your words) surly you recognize that you broke one of God’s commandments. If you are not able to see that, then I doubt that you have changed one bit.

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