Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, awaiting trial on perjury and other charges, has been sent to jail after violating bail by leaving the country.
Prosecutor Robert Moran argued that Kilpatrick should have told Judge Ronald Giles of a trip to Canada. The mayor, who is required to alert the court to all travel plans, went across the border last month on business.
Kwame Kilpatrick apologized, but Giles ordered him into custody, saying he was giving the mayor the same treatment as any other defendant.
Kilpatrick faces charges of perjury, misconduct and obstruction of justice stemming from a scandal in which he and ex-Chief of Staff Christine Beatty lied about having a sexual relationship and their roles in firing a police official.
Kwame Kilpatrick (seen here with wife Carlita Kilpatrick) is the mayor of Detroit, Michigan. At least until he's sent to prison for perjury and other shady things.
Beatty and Kwame Kilpatrick denied under oath during a civil trial last year that they had a romantic relationship in 2002 and 2003.
Text messages allegedly exchanged between the two in April reveal sexually explicit exchanges and professions of love and promises of marriage.
Kilpatrick was also busted in a sordid love tryst with Carmen Slowsky ... whoever that is. Something tells us it could be an alias. Just maybe.
His attorneys have questioned the authenticity of those and other allegations, fighting battles on several legal and political fronts.