Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has resigned after he pleaded guilty of felony charges stemming from a sex scandal. His resignation letter is one sentance and states it will take effect on Spetember 18th. "I lied under oath," Kilpatrick said in court.
Kilpatrick will serve 4 months in jail and 5 years probation. He will also have to pay 1 million dollars over 5 years in restitution. He has also lost his license to practice law and can not run for or hold any elected spot for 5 years.
The woman he had an affair with Christine Beatty has pleaded not guilty. Also when Mayor Kilpatrick resigned the Detroit Police Chief Ella Cummings who was appointed by Kilpatrick resigned effective immediatley.