Court Orders Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick To Pay Over $300,000 in 90 Days in Blistering Opinion

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner issued a blistering order against Ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick this week, accusing him of lying and hiding money. Groner ordered Kilpatrick to pay more than $300,000 within 90 days — more than the amount actually requested by the prosecutors.

Kilpatrick is accused of moving money around and putting it into accounts under his wife’s name to avoid paying the $1 million stipulated in his plea agreement. Groner stated that “[t]he court finds the defendant’s conduct in this matter reprehensible. The defendant had not only continued to flout the orders of this court, but has continued his disregard and contempt for the people of the city of Detroit.”

Kilpatrick was given a job by Covisint, a Texas subsidiary of Detroit-based Compuware.

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4 thoughts on “Court Orders Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick To Pay Over $300,000 in 90 Days in Blistering Opinion”

  1. update:

    Last Updated: May 25. 2010 11:37AM

    Judge sentences Kilpatrick to 1.5 to 5 years in prison
    Doug Guthrie and George Hunter / The Detroit News

    Detroit — Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison this morning by Wayne Circuit Judge David Groner who said the former mayor engaged in “contemptible behavior” by hiding assets from the court.

    From The Detroit News:

  2. Pikkel,

    Duh to Bdaman, you are correct and I stand to be corrected. Mea Culpa.

  3. Gosh, I waited an hour but my comment didn’t post. I will go out on a limb and state that Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick is STILL a member of Congress representing Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. She has been in Congress continuously since 1977.

  4. And do not forget that this person cost his mother her House seat for his acts.

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