Prosecutors Seek Stiff Sentence For Ex-Detroit Mayor
By Kathryn Brenzel
Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 5:10 PM ET) -- Authorities urged a Michigan federal court judge on Thursday to sentence ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison for running an extensive kickback scheme involving city contracts, asserting that the landmark corruption case warranted a hefty penalty for the havoc it wreaked on the already distressed city.
Kilpatrick requires an upper tier sentence because his misconduct is more “pervasive” than any other recent public corruption case, federal authorities said in a memorandum filed Thursday. During his six-year tenure as mayor, he steered city business...