Kwame Kilpatrick Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Jail Time for Obstruction

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has agreed to plead guilty to two obstruction of justice counts tied to his perjury as a witness on an affair with a former aide. He will also give up his law license, resign as mayor, and turn over his pension to the city.

Kilpatrick cost the city millions in fighting the allegations and related investigations. His refusal to resign despite compelling evidence of crimes only magnified the costs to the city. For a discussion of the allegations, click here.

He added to his scandal with a second case involving assault charges on an officer, here.

He was clearly hoping to use the resignation to leverage a better deal — using the city as an unwilling hostage of sorts. It seems to have worked. Under the deal, he would serve only 120 days, click here.

It was a justly ignoble moment for the disgraced mayor who told the Court: “I lied under oath in the case of Gary Brown in a civil deposition regarding information of claims I mislead and impeded justice. I also lied under oath at a civil deposition on Oct. 11, 2004 in the Harold Nelthrope lawsuit.” He will now have to serve some time in jail and the 38-year-old college former football star will be sentenced Oct. 28.

In the meantime, the government in Detroit seems to have more process servers and public servants inside City Hall at any given moment, here.

For the full story, click here.

17 thoughts on “Kwame Kilpatrick Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Jail Time for Obstruction”

  1. I’d dress up like a baby harp seal just to let Palin beat me. I hope that when she gets her ass handed to her in her first debate, she becomes depressed, starts hitting the bottle, and makes rash and unwise decisions about her extra-marital sex life. I’ll be waiting (dressed as a wing-ed baby harp seal)

  2. I cannot dispute such a profound revelation. Be advised that god may be tricking you. Sarah Palin shoots things with wings for breakfast. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

  3. No. You can not have the last word on my personal realationship with Jebus. He specifically said “sun beam”, not burning Hell fire. He also gave me the option of fluffy white wings or 97 virgins. I for one am opting for the wings. There were atleast 200 virgins in my highschool class and none of them would have anything to do with me. So it’s definately going to be the wings. (or maybe the sun beam)

  4. seamus,

    You mean under a sun beam after it’s focued by a magnifying glass. Jesus told you, indeed!

  5. rafflaw,

    I would like to vouch for Seamus’s general use of sarcasm and he will go to hell for it, for sure!

  6. rafflaw,

    I would like to vouch for Seamus’s general use of sarcaism and he will go to hell for it, for sure!

  7. Seamus,

    On a message board I used to frequent the standing joke was that keyboard designers needed to add “f13” as the Sarcasm key.

  8. Dear Rafflaw,

    In the future I will make every effort to make my sarcasim more transparant. (No promisses regarding my spelling or punctuation)

  9. I wonder what he learned in law school?

    I also bet he will be reelected just like Marion Berry.

  10. Indeed I hope the people of Detroit get someone who will really help them.

    And just because most don’t mention it in the media, he is a Democrat.

  11. Seamus,
    Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was his own worst enemy. All he had to do in the beginning is tell the truth. His political stature would have been even stronger if only he had admitted that he had not told the truth. Obviously, if he had told the truth from day one, this unfortunate result would not have had to happen. Kwame Kilpatrick is to blame for his own illegal actions.

  12. It’s always sad when a wise and humble man like Mr. Kilpatrick is railroaded like this. For shame…for shame.

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