Kwame Kilpatrick, ex-Detroit mayor, to spend weekend in prison for 14 parole violations, officials say
(CBS/AP) DETROIT - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will spend this weekend in jail for 14 parole violations stemming from gifts he allegedly failed to report, officials said.
Kilpatrick, who was convicted in 2008 of obstruction of justice, is to report to the Detroit Reentry Center Friday afternoon and will be released from custody early Monday, according to Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan.
Kilpatrick still owes the city $855,000 in restitution and is required to report gifts and other income as a condition of his parole, something officials said he has failed to do on a number of occasions.
The ex-mayor is accused of failing to report money transfers to his wife in September, October and November of 2012. He is also accused of failing to disclose a complete account of his monthly household expenditures and income for those months.
Marlan said Kilpatrick agreed to waive the formal process for these parole violations and instead serve three days at a Detroit lockup as punishment.
Corrections officials told Kilpatrick earlier this month to give up the names of people who wired him $4,000, which he failed to disclose to the state. He was fitted with an electronic tether at the time for not disclosing money sent in December 2012 from a Chicago pastor. Officials expressed concern that Kilpatrick is hiding assets that could be applied toward the restitution he owes.
"Additional charges and/or sanctions could be possible should new information on potential parole violation behavior come to light," Marlan said in a statement.
Kilpatrick, a Democrat and son of former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, was elected mayor in 2001. He resigned in 2008 and pleaded guilty to obstructing justice by lying in a civil case about having sex with an aide. He subsequently served 14 months in prison for violating his probation in that case.
Kilpatrick is also on trial for public corruption in federal court in Detroit. He is charged with a series of crimes related to an alleged scheme to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars through racketeering and extortion. The government said many of his targets were contractors who did business with the city and were desperate to keep their contracts.
Kilpatrick has been confined to his mother's home in Detroit and banned from traveling to Texas, where his wife and three sons live.
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