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(DETROIT) -- One day after Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Police Chief Jerry Oliver announced an agreement with federal civil rights officials to try to cle
PAT NASON, United Press International

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(DETROIT) -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has announced that Detroit will form a partnership with the U.S. Justice Department to try to clean up the police department
PAT NASON, United Press International

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies backed up by SWAT team members searched the offices of the rap record label Tha Row -- formerly known as
PAT NASON, United Press International

Witches get a bad rap

Modern Wiccans have little in common with the witches of old except that neither group went in much for black garb, pointy hats and bubbling cauldrons of toil a

Americans tearfully mark 9/11

Tearful Americans, many clutching miniature U.S. flags, gathered by the thousands across the nation Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the worst terrorist att

UPI's Capital Comment for July 22, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Urban News

(NEW YORK) -- Citizens of the Big Apple have turned the calendar, moving out of the disastrous, gut-wrenching year of 2001 to what most hope will be a much bett
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Win a few, lose a few in off-year races

Democrats reclaimed the governor's mansions in Virginia and New Jersey Tuesday, while the New York City prize went to Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media m
By United Press International

Key races for November 2001

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Voters across the country went to the polls Tuesday to choose state and local officials.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst
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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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