Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick Gets 28 Years For Corruption

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 3:53 PM ET) -- A Michigan federal judge on Thursday sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison for public corruption, agreeing with prosecutors that the landmark case warranted a hefty penalty for the havoc it wreaked on the already distressed city.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds' stiff sentence was in line with the upper tier sentence recommended by prosecutors who had said Kilpatrick's misconduct was more pervasive than any other recent public corruption case. Kilpatrick in March was convicted of 24 of 30 counts of public corruption...
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