Kilpatrick Late On Restitution Payment, Forced To Stay In Michigan
DETROIT (WWJ) – Ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is facing punishment for reportedly failing to pay restitution on time this month.
Kilpatrick says he’s not allowed to leave the state this weekend because he was late on the mandatory $500 monthly payment to the city.
He says he had planned to return to Texas to celebrate his son’s 11th birthday.
Kilpatrick took to Twitter to vent about the issue, saying, “Detroit, I deeply regret my role in yet another distraction from the far more critical issues of crime, finances morale and progress.”
Reportedly, the November payment was mailed in and received by the court on December 5th.
Kilpatrick is charged with fraud, bribery, tax crimes and a racketeering conspiracy. His father, Bernard Kilpatrick and Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson are also on trial in Detroit federal court. All three defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges of racketeering, bribery and extortion.
More on the Kilpatrick trial HERE.