Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick To Spend Weekend In Jail

Source: Robert Snell, George Hunter and Tom Greenwood / The Detroit News

Detroit — Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is headed to jail for the weekend after being charged with 14 counts of parole violation, and state officials are investigating whether he broke even more rules.

Kilpatrick agreed to spend three days at the Detroit Reentry Center (formerly the Ryan Correctional Facility) starting Friday afternoon after being charged with several violations surrounding his failure to report monetary transactions.

When Kilpatrick was served with the charges, his parole officer offered him the opportunity to waive the formal parole violation process and serve an immediate sanction of three days in custody. Kilpatrick agreed.

The former mayor, who has been on trial in federal court since September for racketeering, will spend the weekend isolated from other inmates, Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said. State officials are also checking to see if Kilpatrick received more money he didn’t report.

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