Former Detroit Mayor Denies Threat to Prosecutor

Defense attorneys warn inmates that all calls from jail are either recorded or monitored, but former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick did not get the message.

Kilpatrick was charged with perjury, misconduct, and obstruction of justice in 2008 while he was Mayor, leading to Kilpatrick’s resignation and a plea deal. Kilpatrick was ordered to pay $1 million dollars in restitution to the city as part of his plea, but has been trying to lower the amount of payments he makes per month.

During his incarceration, Kilpatrick told his wife during a phone call that "when we get the loot, we’re going to take her all the way out."

Kilpatrick has since been released, but during a hearing yesterday regarding restitution, Kilpatrick said that was not a threat to the prosecutor that put him away, he just meant that once the restitution is paid, the prosecutor will no longer be involved in the matter.

Former Detroit Mayor Denies Threat to Prosecutor | Law.com

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