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The latest update in the case against Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit is that he will not be allowed bond. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds, the presiding judge over the case against the former mayor, sighted her denial of his request as being the result of Kilpatrick’s failure to establish his intent not to flee the state. Edmunds also denied Kilpatrick’s mother from offering her home as collateral in the request. According to the Detroit Free Press, the judge wrote:

“(Kilpatrick) fails to identify the value of the property or his mother’s equity in it…defendant Kwame Kilpatrick has demonstrated repeatedly that he accepted money from business leaders and family members, while at the same time lying and misleading the courts…and ignoring the direction of probation and parole officers to report income and gifts”

In case you aren’t familiar with Kilpatrick’s case, Kilpatrick as well as two other were indicted in 2010 on accusations of corruption and conspiracy for using his position as Mayor of Detroit by rigging contracts. They, along with almost ten other, face charges of money laundering as well bribery and extortion. For the full story click here.

 

—Alexis Holliday

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