Kwame Kilpatrick Is Going to Jail for 14 Parole Violations

Kwame Kilpatrick Is Going to Jail for 14 Parole Violations

Kwame Kilpatrick to spend three days in jail for parole violations related to unreported income.

Published January 25, 2013

Kwame Kilpatrick, the disgraced former mayor of Detroit, is heading back to jail today for a three-day stint. It is the penalty he's agreed to pay for 14 parole violations related to failing to report income, the Associated Press reports. Kilpatrick, on parole for a 2008 text-message scandal that ended his political career, chose to go to jail rather than go through the formal parole violations process.

Kilpatrick will serve his time in a Michigan corrections facility. His wife and children live in Texas, where the family moved when he was released from prison in 2011, but he's been spending his days in a Detroit courtroom, where he's on trial for public corruption. When not in court, he is confined to his mother's nearby home.

In December, Kilpatrick was caught on a security tape counting $2,000 from a wire transfer he picked up at Walmart. He was ordered in 2008 to pay Detroit $1 million for lying under oath and still owes the city more than $800,000.

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 (Photo: AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)

Written by Joyce Jones


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