Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the former mayor of Detroit, Michigan, United States. When elected at the age of 31, he was the youngest mayor in the history of Detroit. 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 is currently in Federal Correctional Institution, Milan, a federal prison. 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 facility in Manistee Township, Michigan, where he was prisoner number 702408. Kilpatrick is Federal Bureau of Prisons# 44678-039.
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, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, represents Michigan's 13th District in the United States House of Representatives but will not be representing the district in the next congressional term because she lost her primary election on August 3, 2010, to Michigan State Senator Hansen Clarke. 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.