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Feds Urge 40-Month Sentence For Kilpatrick Aide

DETROIT (AP) – Prosecutors are recommending a 40-month prison sentence for a man who grew up with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, worked in his inner circle and became an important witness at his corruption trial.

Derrick Miller is returning to court Thursday. The government is urging Judge Nancy Edmunds to give him a significant break for his cooperation.

Miller testified for five days at Kilpatrick’s trial, telling jurors about passing bribes to Kilpatrick from city contractors, including $10,000 in a restaurant bathroom.

The government says Miller deserves credit for “truthful, accurate and well-corroborated” testimony. Kilpatrick is serving a 28-year prison sentence.

Miller pleaded guilty in 2011 to taking kickbacks from a real estate broker, money he shared with Kilpatrick.

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