Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former treasurer got more than $125,000 in free travel and entertainment from an investment firm that made $3 million handling city pension funds, federal regulators said Wednesday.
A Michigan parole board has voted to release Kwame Kilpatrick, the former Detroit mayor who was sent to state prison for violating probation related to a 2008 case against him, according to his lawyer.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick violated his probation by failing to report assets that could be used to pay restitution, a Wayne County, Michigan, judge ruled Tuesday. The judge delayed sentencing for 30 days.
Christine Beatty, chief of staff for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from their text-messaging sex scandal case and will serve four months in jail, according to the Wayne County prosecutor's office.
A defiant Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick addressed Detroit on Thursday night listing what he said the city had accomplished under his leadership just hours after announcing his resignation amid a sex and perjury scandal.
Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will not plead guilty Wednesday in connection with his text message scandal, a representative for a Michigan prosecutor said, despite an earlier statement that said he would.
Hours after a judge told embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick he could remove his electronic tether and travel to the Democratic National Convention, another judge ordered him to put it back on and restricted him to three Michigan counties.
New state felony charges were filed Friday against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, even as a judge, ruling in a previous case, said the mayor could leave jail under restrictions that include GPS tracking.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and a former aide were charged Monday with perjury and obstruction of justice after prosecutors said sexually explicit text messages between the two contradicted their sworn court testimony.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick offered an abject apology to his constituents Wednesday, but remained adamant that he would not resign following a newspaper report that he exchanged romantic text messages with his chief of staff.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exchanged romantic text messages with his chief of staff, a discovery that contradicts the pair's testimony in a police whistle-blower trial last summer, the Detroit Free Press reports.