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.
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Before he was sentenced, he read passages from the Bible but failed to apologize for his crimes.
“We will not tolerate this kind of betrayal of the public trust,” said Barbara McQuade.
“This is the kind of sentence that you see for homicides, major drug dealing.”
“I think everyone here understands Mr. Kilpatrick was convicted of running a criminal enterprise,” Judge Nancy Edmunds said, adding the enterprise started while he was still in the state House of Representatives and continued through all six years he was in the mayor’s office.
Once a popular, promising, charismatic young politician, disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to spend years, if not decades, behind bars.
Kwame Kilpatrick returns to court to face what is likely to be one of the longer sentences in recent cases of public corruption.
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