Kilpatrick Faces Reckoning In Federal Court

Source: Robert Snell / The Detroit News

Sentencing in the public corruption trial of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is now underway in front of a crowded courtroom in downtown DetroitFollow along throughout what could be a long day and feature final words from Kilpatrick, prosecutors and defense lawyers.

Kwame Kilpatrick’s sentencing will loosen a backlog of former city officials and people convicted in the City Hall corruption scandal who are awaiting prison terms for their roles in the City Hall corruption scandal.

Sentencings for a handful of people, including former Kilpatrick aide and star government witness Derrick Miller and Detroit Water boss Victor Mercado, were put on hold until after the former mayor is sentenced today.

First up: Kilpatrick pal Bobby Ferguson, who will be sentenced at 10 a.m. Friday. Then, Kilpatrick’s father Bernard on Oct. 17.

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