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09/04/2008 08:33 PM ID: 73168 Permalink   

Detroit Mayor Resigns After Guilty Plea

 

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.

 
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10 felony counts in the two separate criminal cases.

Why don't these people get checked over before having such high positions?
 
  by: captainJane     09/04/2008 09:03 PM     
  Jane  
 
The Kilpatrick administration was rife with controversy and playing with the taxpayers money. When the news broke on the TV here I looked at the husband and said watch Cummings will resign. Not 5 minutes after I said that it came across that she was resigning immediatley.
 
  by: TaraB     09/04/2008 11:20 PM     
  Was He Corrupted By Success  
 
or did success corrupt him? He was popular.
 
  by: ichi     09/07/2008 06:10 AM     
  What I Meant  
 
was did he succeed because he was corrupt or did corruption follow success.
 
  by: ichi     09/07/2008 06:12 AM     
  Success  
 
Sure didn't help what was already in his mind. He is so idiotic that he is talking about coming back after jail. He is still facing at least 10 other counts against him.
 
  by: TaraB     09/07/2008 06:22 AM     
  but still  
 
after the mess the democrats have left in detroit the people still elect them.
scum like this and others look at the depression that detroit is in, its a tax hell, non buisness friendly place.

thank a democrat.
 
  by: cray0la     11/27/2008 07:18 AM     
 
 
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