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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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.