June 25, 2011 by USA Post
Kwame Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick be released from prison and could be headed for Texas as early as July 24. Kilpatrick received probation on Friday in a vote by two members of the state board of parole.
He could be released from cotton G. Mechanism Robert Jackson Correctional Facility on or near the first date of the release of 18 months last year to five years in prison for violating his probation for felony charges stemming from the scandal of text messages. Kilpatrick asked for a transfer of supervision of his two years’ probation in Texas, where he can rejoin his wife and children in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie.
“Mr. Kilpatrick, of course, played by the rules, and I’m not surprised by the parole board made the right decision,” said Daniel Hajji, Kilpatrick’s attorney on issues related to text messaging charges. “He’s going back to be with people he loves and who loves you more: His wife and children”
The decision was not a surprise – Kilpatrick was a violent offender and had a chance of winning 74 percent of probation, a state official said in May, when interviewed by a member of the parole board.
Kilpatrick initially be launched at an address in the Detroit metropolitan area, whether a transfer of his parole to the authorities in Texas is not immediately ready, said the Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan of Michigan.
Kilpatrick was sent to prison in March 2010 by the County of Wayne, David Groner Circuit Judge, who found the former mayor violated the terms of his probation by hiding the personal finances of the court.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, pursuing perjury charges against Kilpatrick of lies told during the 2007 police whistleblower trial demand, opposed the proposal of parole. The spokeswoman declined to comment Friday.
Apparently, the parole board was not affected by Kilpatrick’s comments made in court and interviews with selected media, including excavations at several prosecutors and Groner.
In an extensive interview in the current issue of Don Diva, a magazine for prisoners and the community of hip-hop, Kilpatrick said he was treated unfairly.
In the article, Worthy said Kilpatrick “I felt I was too damn happy” and Groner “was carried out to the media every time they were in court.”
The interview quoted saying Kilpatrick should have held to a higher level because he was mayor, but accused of going too far Groner.
“The judge was very hard for me as a political tactic, because it was for re-election,” said Kilpatrick, adding that he still plans to fight for Detroit and repair his relationship with residents.
“The people of Detroit have been through a lot,” the magazine quoted him as saying Kilpatrick. “Many think that one of its favorite sons betrayed them. In a way, I did … but not like the media is portraying what it is.”
The interview is the latest of several that have been granted to help promote a “tell all” book “, were classified as follows: The Rise, fall & disclosure of Kwame Kilpatrick,” co-written from prison with the husband of one of its premiums.
Groner recently ruled that income from the book, scheduled for August 1 a statement is placed in a trust to secure payments to be made restitution before Kilpatrick receives no benefit.
Kilpatrick avoid trial on charges of felony for accepting a return-pact worth offered in 2008 by requiring him to plead guilty to obstruction of justice and assault on a police officer.
He agreed to resign as mayor to serve 99 days in jail Wayne County, surrender his law license and not run for office for at least five years. He also agreed to pay restitution to 1,000,000 and the city of Detroit. Still owes more than 861,000 y.
Terms Kilpatrick’s probation require two years to report on a regular basis with a probation officer in Michigan or Texas, and make regular payments on his restitution, Marlan said.
“We must obey all court orders and pay restitution in monthly installments to be set by the probation officer. If it fails two consecutive payments, which would have to sign a wage assignment with which may be your employer,” Marlan said. “We also must make a serious effort to find and maintain employment.”
Other conditions of release are standard for parole, including violation of any law, not to engage in hazing or threatening, they do not have controlled substances or firearms, associating with anyone known to have been convicted of felonies or engaged in current criminal activity.
His parole officer also has the option to impose drug testing and alcohol.
But probation does not mean that the problems of the former mayor have been completed.
Kilpatrick was charged in December with his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, a close friend of the city and the contractor Bobby Ferguson, former Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Director Victor Mercado and former aide and friend Derrick Miller on federal charges that say had a criminal enterprise that took millions of taxpayer dollars and instilled a culture of corruption in one of the poorest cities in the nation.
The charges of conspiracy, extortion, bribery, fraud and tax evasion portray Kilpatrick’s entire career in public service – from the State House in Lansing at City Hall – as a conspiracy by organized crime. It is punishable by three to 30 years in prison.
Kilpatrick is free in the offices of an unsecured bond, meaning he was not obliged to pay money in advance, but assured the authorities that were presented at the hearings and trial.
Kilpatrick not required attending a pretrial conference Monday at 14:00 on their charges in federal court.
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