Kwame Kilpatrick Sentencing: Awarded 5 years in prisonMay 26th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Detroit, May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 5 years in prison. He had violated the probation that was accorded on him 2 years earlier in 2008. The Wayne County Circuit Court judge David Groner awarded him the 5-year sentence, because he said that Kwame made an attempt to hide his assets and also lied to the court about his financial status in connection with the $1 million ‘in restitution owned by the city of Detroit’.
“The terms of your earlier probation no longer apply. That ship has sailed. Your continued attempt to cast yourself as the victim, your lack of forthrightness, your lack of contriteness and your lack of humility, only serve to affirm you have not learned your lesson. Clearly rehabilitation has failed,” Wayne County Circuit Court judge David Groner said.
This was a pretty harsh sentence on the former mayor, and wasn’t at all expected from the Wayne County Circuit Court judge David Groner. The supporters and the defense team of the 39-year-old former mayor were shocked at the verdict. Even Kwame was surprised at the sudden turn of the events, and immediately after the verdict he was lead out of the court in handcuffs.
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