Detroit's chief federal prosecutor says she's extremely pleased with the 28-year prison sentence ordered for ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Detroit’s chief federal prosecutor says she’s extremely pleased with the 28-year prison sentence ordered for ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade says the sentence sends a “powerful message” that corruption won’t be tolerated. The investigation took years, but McQuade says it was “money well spent.”
Kilpatrick was sent to prison Thursday by federal Judge Nancy Edmunds, months after a jury convicted him of conspiracy, bribery, extortion, fraud and tax crimes.
Kilpatrick denies stealing money from Detroit but says he was sorry for letting people down. McQuade says the denial is unfortunate, especially when there was evidence that city contracts cost more when Kilpatrick steered business to his pal Bobby Ferguson.
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