DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A federal appeals court has no interest in taking a second look at the corruption case of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

The decision means Kilpatrick will continue serving a 28-year prison sentence unless the U.S. Supreme Court decides to intervene — which is an extreme long shot.

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In 2013, Kilpatrick was found guilty of two dozen crimes, from tax evasion to bribery. A three-judge panel in August affirmed the conviction, but Kilpatrick still had the right to ask the full appeals court to hear the case.

In an order filed Wednesday, the court said no judge was interested in even taking a vote.

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“No judge has requested a vote on the suggestion for rehearing (by the full court),” the justices wrote. “Therefore, the petition is denied.”

Among some technical reasons, Kilpatrick’s appeal centered on an alleged conflict among his trial attorneys. The appeal also said FBI agents were given too much latitude to act as experts in their testimony

The 45-year-old Kilpatrick remains in federal prison in Oklahoma. He quit the mayor’s office in 2008 during a different scandal involving sexually explicit text messages and an extramarital affair with a staffer.

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