Kwame Kilpatrick is the mayor of Detroit, Michigan. Elected at age 31, he became the youngest mayor in the history of Detroit, as well as...

His political career destroyed long ago, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to a stunning 28 years in prison for corruption.

The apparent last step in a series of scandals that destroyed his career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble was an emphatic one.

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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.

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Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, lied about their relationship last summer during a police whistle-blower trial that has cost the cash-strapped city more than $9 million, USA Today reports.

The false testimony potentially exposes them to perjury charges. Barack Obama and his shady business associate have nothing on these two.

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Kwame Kilpatrick Biography

Kwame Kilpatrick is the mayor of Detroit, Michigan. Elected at age 31, he became the youngest mayor in the history of Detroit, as well as... More »
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