Kwame Kilpatrick, President's Pardon

Incarcerated Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Begs Trump to Commute His Sentence


Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is serving 28 years in prison, is pleading with President Donald Trump to commute his sentence to time served.

Kilpatrick is motivated since President Trump pardoned filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza (who was thrown into prison by the Justice Department under the Obama administration) and a 63-year-old grandmother who was sentenced to life in prison on drug charges as a first offender.

Kilpatrick, 47, was sentenced in 2013 to serve 28 years in prison on multiple counts of extortion, bribery, conspiracy and racketeering.

The former mayor was accused of funneling cash bribes into secret bank accounts and diverting city funds into his own pockets.

Kilpatrick, who served as Detroit mayor from 2001 to 2008, also placed his father and other family members on the city’s payroll, as well as enriched his friends who helped him get elected.

If Trump ignores his request, Kilpatrick will languish behind bars until 2037.

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Kwame Kilpatrick gets 28 years in prison


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He had it all, first serving as a democratic delegate in the house of representatives, then elected the first young African-American mayor in the city of Detroit. He made his mother Carolyn-Cheeks Kilpatrick (former U.S. House Representative) proud, after-all it seemed he was following in her footsteps with a successful career in politics.

None-the-less, all of those hopeful dreams came crashing down after the former mayor was sentenced to twenty-eight (28) years in a federal prison for public corruption today.

Kilpatrick had a lot of dirt on his hands and all of these crimes are compounded by the involvement of other city officials as well. Thirty four other people have been convicted in connection with this public corruption case. 

Kilpatrick took bribes, misused nonprofit funds and abused his power as mayor, to steer an astounding amount of business to a best friend. He had affairs, elaborate strip parties, spa weekends, took jet-setting trips to Las Vegas at his leisure and had his entire family on the payroll at Detroit’s city hall.

There were a lot of key players on Kilpatrick’s team and their sentencing day will follow next week, including his father Bernard Kilpatrick who faces up to three years in prison on a single tax charge.

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Christine Beatty Opens Up About her Affair with Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick


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The woman at the heart of the text-messaging scandal that destroyed former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick opens up about her life, her family and her notorious affair in the November issue of Essence Magazine.

Christine Beatty (pictured above) was Kilpatrick’s former chief of staff and mistress, and she speaks a deep admitted, bitter truth in the November issue of Essence stating: “Men are forgiven following political sex scandals, while women are negatively labeled”.

Beatty writes that while she was professionally shunned in the aftermath of the scandal, Kilpatrick left jail and landed a six-figure job as an account executive at Compuware, a job he later lost. 

Christine then speaks candidly about her affair with Kilpatrick, which I find is an outright disrespect to Kilpatrick’s wife Carlita, since they are still married.

“For years I would think fondly of our first kiss, the one we shared sitting on my mother’s couch after our first date. That kiss, passionate yet gentle, was the sweetest thing I had ever experienced.”

“We would find any spare time we could to be together, at the office or at my home when my children weren’t there. … He made me laugh, he made me angry, he propelled me to ecstasy and reduced me to tears, but most important, I felt he loved me unconditionally,”.

The November issue of Essence hit newsstands Thursday Oct. 10 the same day Kwame Kilpatrick is scheduled for sentencing.

The prosecutor is seeking a minimum of 28 years.

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Former Detroit Mayor going back to jail!!!


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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty of multiple counts of racketeering and extortion, a jury decided Monday. Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 charges, including racketeering, extortion, attempted extortion, bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. Both Kilpatrick and contractor Bobby Ferguson were found guilty on most counts. Kilpatrick’s 71-year-old father, Bernard Kilpatrick, was only found guilty of one tax count.

Jurors deliberated for 15 days before announcing that they were ready to vote on a verdict. The 12 members of this jury have spent 79 hours total deliberating all the details from the five-month trial.

All three men maintained stoic exteriors as the verdicts were read over seven minutes’ time. The former Detroit mayor was convicted of 24 out of 30 total charges. Contractor Bobby Ferguson was convicted of nine out of 11 total counts. The jury reached a unanimous decision on 45 of 50 total felony charges levied by prosecutors.

A bond hearing for all three men will take place this afternoon. According to the Detroit Free Press, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will ask that the three men will be detained while the appeal process occurs. Sentencing will likely not occur for several months.