Ex-Detroit Mayor's Defense Asks For 15 Years Or Less

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The defense team for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick asked a federal judge on Sunday to sentence him to less than 15 years in prison for his corruption conviction involving kickbacks and bribes, lambasting prosecutors for trying to pin the blame for the city's bankruptcy solely on him.

Prosecutors have asked for a stiffer 28 years behind bars, but Kilpatrick, 43, argued in a sentencing brief filed Sunday that his March corruption conviction for steering some city business to contractors between 2002 and 2008 in exchange for...
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