DETROIT (WWJ) - As a condition of his parole on 2008 state charges, Kwame Kilpatrick cannot solicit money from outside sources. But his wife — now that’s another story.
Michigan Department of Corrections officials say they are aware of a solicitation letter written by Kilpatrick’s wife, Carlita, and it is not in violation of Kilpatrick’s parole. The letter reportedly is a solicitation for money to help pay for their children’s private school tuition, which is said to be around $32,000.
WWJ’s Paul Snider reports Kilpatrick made the disclosure himself when he was interviewed by corrections officials last week.
Parole officials say the solicitation itself doesn’t break any rules, but Kilpatrick would have to report any gifts, monetary or not, that his family may receive. The condition is part of the former Detroit mayor’s long road of restitution to the city as part of a conviction for lying under oath in a police whistleblower case. He subsequently served 14 months in prison for violating his probation in that case.
Kilpatrick, currently on trial for public corruption in federal court, is under house arrest in Detroit after he admitted getting more than $6,000 in cash from several wire transfers last month, and is banned from traveling to Texas where his wife and sons live.
Kilpatrick is apparently feeling a little down in the dumps after being confined to the state for just over a week now. The former mayor, who is rather outspoken on his social media accounts, posted this message on Twitter Thursday night:
KwameKilpatrick (@KwameAndFamily) January 18, 2013
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