Judge rules no new trial or acquittal for Kilpatrick, Ferguson

DETROIT, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Requests by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and city contractor Bobby Ferguson for acquittals or new trials were rejected by a federal judge Thursday.

Kilpatrick asks for another trial

DETROIT, July 29 (UPI) -- Convicted Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has asked for a new trial, saying he was forced to use a lawyer in whom he had lost confidence.

Kwame Kilpatrick to be sentenced Sept. 3

DETROIT, July 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge has announced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be sentenced in September for public corruption.

Imprisoned Detroit ex-mayor undergoes knee surgery

DETROIT, June 6 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick remains in custody after undergoing surgery on a ruptured knee tendon, his attorney says.

Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick gets new attorney

DETROIT, Minn., May 24 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick dismissed his lawyer, a move that will likely delay his sentencing in a corruption case, court documents said.

Bing says had enough as mayor of troubled Detroit

DETROIT, May 14 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Tuesday he won't pursue another term as the elected leader of the financially strapped metropolis.

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Former Detroit mayor asks third time for release on bond during appeal

Former Detroit mayor asks third time for release on bond during appeal

DETROIT, April 30 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has requested, for a third time, to be released on bond while he pursues an appeal of his corruption conviction.

Appeals court refuses to reinstate suit against Kilpatrick

CINCINNATI, April 25 (UPI) -- The family of a woman killed in a drive-by shooting in Detroit lost a bid Thursday to reinstate a lawsuit against former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Former Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to lead UFO sighting inquiry

Former Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to lead UFO sighting inquiry

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- A group hoping to prove existence of extraterrestrials plans hearings in Washington led by former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, it announced.
Kilpatrick injured knee, his lawyer says

Kilpatrick injured knee, his lawyer says

DETROIT, March 27 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is requesting to be released from prison after seriously injuring his knee, his lawyer wrote in court documents.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 24, 2013.
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Kilpatrick defense likely cost $1 million

DETROIT, March 23 (UPI) -- Taxpayers probably shelled out $1 million to defend former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father on federal racketeering charges, legal experts said.

2 Detroit pension fund officials charged

DETROIT, March 21 (UPI) -- A former pension fund lawyer in Detroit and a former trustee of the fund for police officers and firefighters have been indicted on bribery charges.
Kilpatrick seeks release for family time

Kilpatrick seeks release for family time

DETROIT, March 19 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing Kwame Kilpatrick asked the former Detroit mayor be allowed to go to Texas to visit his children while he awaits sentencing.
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Kwame Kilpatrick
NYP2002012621- 26 JANUARY 2002 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, right, describes the scene at the World Trade Center site to Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, center, and Mayor Carmen Sabatino of Modesto, Calif., Jan. 26, 2002, as members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors tour of the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York. .mk/ep/Stephen Cherin, pool UPI

Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is a former mayor of Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the Democratic Party and co-author of Surrendered! The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick's mayorship was plagued by numerous scandals and rampant accusations of corruption, with the mayor eventually resigning after being charged with ten felony counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice. Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to reduced charges, but with good time awarded to county jail inmates in Michigan, he was released on probation after serving 99 days. On May 25, 2010, he was sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison for violating his probation. He served time at the Federal Correctional Institution, Milan. After he was indicted in federal court for additional crimes related to alleged misuse of his campaign funds, Kilpatrick lobbied for a transfer from the Oaks Correctional Facility (Michigan Department of Corrections) in Manistee Township, Michigan. He is also under a new 38-charge felony indictment on additional corruption charges, in what a federal prosecutor called a "pattern of extortion, bribery and fraud" by some of Detroit's most prominent officials.

Kilpatrick attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School. Kilpatrick then graduated with honors from Florida A&M University (FAMU). Kilpatrick became of a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity while a student at FAMU.

His mother, former Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, represented Michigan's 13th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, but was not re-elected to office because she lost her primary election on August 3, 2010 to Michigan State Senator Hansen Clarke. NPR and CBS News both noted that throughout her re-election campaign, she was dogged by questions about Kwame Kilpatrick. Michigan Live reported that her election defeat could in part be attributed to the Kwame Kilpatrick scandals. Kilpatrick's father, Bernard Kilpatrick, served as Chief of Staff to former Wayne County Executive Edward H. McNamara and currently operates a consulting firm called Maestro Associates of Detroit.

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