The Supreme Court has rejected former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal and will not review his corruption conviction. The High Court's decision was announced on its order list without further comment.
During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, guest host Van Jones and the day's panel of guests discussed the sentencing and the egregious disparities in justice this case has exposed when punishing politicians for wrong-doing.
Claiming prejudicial testimony from federal agents who testified during his trial, ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate his public corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence, reports The Detroit News.
DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was convicted in 2008 for obstruction of justice, will spend this weekend in prison for 14 parole violations, a state corrections spokesman said Friday. Kilpatrick is to report to the Detroit Reentry Center Friday afternoon and will be released from custody early Monday, Michigan Department of Corrections […]
From CNN.com Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has already started his sentence for violating probation. Kilpatrick, whose wife and child reside in Texas, will have to serve at least 14 months with a maximum of five years in a Detroit state prison. Roland Martin discusses the sentencing on the CNN show M-squared.