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Kwame Kilpatrick Gets 28 Years In Prison for Corruption

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and the city of Detroit.

 

Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.

Kwame’s friend and businessman Bobby Ferguson was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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