Former deputy mayor gets 14 months in jail

Aug. 17, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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DETROIT, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A former Detroit deputy mayor was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his role in the sale of a city-owned camp to a church, officials say.

Kandia Milton, 39, an aide to former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was in a 2007 bribery scheme involving a $3.5 million sale to the Chaldean Catholic Church of the city-owned Camp Brighton, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen further fined Milton $7,500 and ordered him to pay federal taxes on the $25,000 in bribes he accepted, the Free Press reported.

Rosen granted Milton's request to report to prison in mid-November, the Free Press said.

Although Milton's plea bargain requested 37-46 months in prison, prosecutors recommended 18-23 months because of Milton's assistance with Camp Brighton and other crimes, the newspaper said.

Milton, 39, apologized and wept, saying that his time in prison would force his wife and three daughters to fend for themselves.

In December, Milton pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy involving the sale of the Livingston County camp to the church.

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