Detroit – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick He will be released from prison on Tuesday late night by President Donald Trump following a seven-year sentence of 28 years for his role in the major corruption scandal.
“President Trump sentenced former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Malik Kilpatrick, according to the White House.” “This ruckus is strongly supported by prominent members of the Detroit community, Alveda King, Alice Johnson, Diamond & Silk, Pastor Paula White, Peter Karmanos, Rerry Sherry Gay-Dagnogo of the Michigan House of Representatives, Rep. Karen Whitsett. Michigan House of Representatives , And a leader of more than 30 faith. Mr. Kilapatrick has served nearly 7 years in prison for his role in the Racky and Bribery scheme while in public office. During his elevation, Mr. Kilpatrick taught public speaking classes. And has led Bible study groups with his fellow inmates. “
In October 2020, Kilpatrick’s sister, Aiyana, said she hoped to be released, but that never happened. “Suffering from serious health challenges, we hope that Kwame Kilpatrick will receive a grant from FBOP to issue COVID-19 compassionate this week,” Ayna Kilpatrick tweeted at the time.
As of Sunday night, Kilpatrick’s release date was still listed on January 18, 2037 on the Bureau of Prison Prisoners Directory. Earlier this year, Kilpatrick’s family believed he would be released for COVID-19 concerns, but the request was denied by the Federal Prison Bureau.
Kilpatrick, 50, is currently serving a 28-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale, Louisiana.
Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison in 2013 after being found guilty of racketeering, mail fraud and wire fraud on other charges. He has since been serving his sentence. The original appeal of his conviction and sentence was rejected by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. He filed another motion to vacate his prison sentence in 2017, and a district court judge denied it.
In 2019, he was denied again by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2018, Kilpatrick wrote a letter to President Donald Trump praising his sentence.
Re-reading: 7 years ago: Kwame Kilpatrick is convicted in 24 federal felony cases
In January 2020, Kilpatrick’s long-time friend, billionaire Peter Karmanos, said he was working to make the ex-mayor a presidential candidate. Karmanos spoke on Charlie Leduff’s podcast, which meant Kilpatrick was the victim of a political conspiracy and would use his influence with President Donald Trump to free him from prison.
In February 2020, the Detroit State Representative. Sheri Gay-Dagnogo attended the National African American History event at the White House after discussing the Kilpatrick issue with President Trump’s team. Gay-Deganogo brought a letter signed by politicians and clergymen across the state requesting punishment.
In May, Kilpatrick’s request for early release due to COVID-19 was rejected by the Federal Bureau of Gels, despite believing in his family that he would be released.
Kilpatrick served as mayor of Detroit from 2002 to 2008. He resigned in 2008 following a corruption scandal. Prior to serving as mayor, Kilpatrick served in the Michigan State House of Representatives.
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