Taxpayers paid slightly more than $1 million for the legal defense of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father.
The money would go to the Detroit water department.
Prosecutors wanted him to spend two to three years behind bars, saying that he profited while his son was mayor.
The 72-year-old returns to court on Thursday, a week after Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
Sentencing has been delayed for the ex-Detroit on his public corruption conviction.
The decision clears the way for Kilpatrick’s sentence for corruption on Sept. 3.
Detroiters will soon find out just how long their former mayor will remain behind bars …
The Detroit Free Press is suing the federal government over its refusal to release the mugshots of the former mayor and two others.
Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his friend Bobby Ferguson are in federal prison, and the next question is how long they will spend behind bars.
Prosecutor Michael Bullotta argued Kilpatrick had a problem obeying orders and belonged behind bars. With his access to money, Kilpatrick is a flight risk, the prosecutor argued.