Source: Robert Snell / The Detroit News
Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s father, Bernard, was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 15 months in prison for a single tax crime stemming from the City Hall corruption case.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds said Bernard Kilpatrick, 72, took money and did no work for contractors who were strong-armed by his son, requiring a prison term to send a strong message that public corruption won’t be tolerated.
As part of his sentence, Edmunds also ordered him to repay $62,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. The judge said she would recommend that he serve his time in a Texas prison, starting after Jan. 1.
“Good luck, Mr. Kilpatrick,” the judge told him.
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