An attorney for imprisoned former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s told a federal appeals panel that the disgraced politician was deprived of certain rights.
The money would go to the Detroit water department.
Federal prosecutors want former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay about $4.5 million for widespread corruption under his watch.
The 72-year-old returns to court on Thursday, a week after Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
The attorney for Detroit businessman Bobby Ferguson is asking a federal judge for no more than ten years in prison on his city corruption convictions.
The U.S. Attorney in Detroit wants ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his friend Bobby Ferguson to pay $9.6 million in restitution.
“The scale of his corruption was astonishing. The impact on the region was devastating.”
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 …