Detroit — Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be sentenced Sept. 3, almost exactly one year after his City Hall corruption trial started in federal court.
The sentencing date was set Thursday by U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds and will cap a years-long odyssey that saw Kilpatrick go from mayor and national political figure to federal prison inmate.
Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 charges including racketeering conspiracy in March, and prosecutors say his sentencing guideline range “will likely fall somewhere between 20 and 30 years’ imprisonment,” according to court records.
“I would take the over if you set it at 20 years,” said Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor who is a law professor at Wayne State University. “The government’s focus is going to be on the abuse of power and harm to the city.”
His pal and co-defendant Bobby Ferguson will be sentenced Sept. 4.
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