(AP) — Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been moved from a federal prison in Oklahoma to a federal detention center in Philadelphia.
The Detroit News reports that the 47-year-old Kilpatrick was transferred Monday. Kilpatrick was sentenced in 2013 to 28 years in prison for extortion, bribery, conspiracy and other crimes during his years in office.READ MORE: MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan Schools
He had been housed at the Federal Correction Institute at El Reno, located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City. Kilpatrick’s release date is Aug. 1, 2037.READ MORE: More Than 100 Michigan Schools Close Due To Copycat Threats After Oxford High Shooting
The Bureau of Prisons website says the Philadelphia detention center houses nearly 1,040 inmates. No reason was listed on the website for Kilpatrick’s transfer. The Associated Press left messages Tuesday seeking comment from the Bureau of Prisons.
Kilpatrick first was elected mayor in 2001. He resigned in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal involving his chief of staff. He also was charged with lying during a civil trial and jailed.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Oxford Shooting Suspect Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter, Authroities Searching For Them
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