Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Kilpatrick’s continued employment was contingent upon Kilpatrick staying out of further trouble"

Former Detroit mayor and current Dallas-area resident Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 18 months, maybe more. "The judge’s order also raises questions about whether Kilpatrick will continue to have a job with a Compuware subsidiary in Texas. Compuware chief Peter Karmanos had given Kilpatrick a six-figure sales job with Covisint in an office just outside Dallas after the ex-mayor’s release from jail in February of last year."

According to Judge David Groner, Kilpatrick "lied under oath about his affair with his chief of staff, about the firing of a deputy chief, authorized a secret settlement with $8.4 million in taxpayer money and then violated his probation....Kilpatrick at every turn tried to thwart attempts to figure out how much money he had to pay restitution to the City of Detroit."

This is Kilpatrick's Southlake house. Here's another note from today's court proceedings: "Kilpatrick is shaking his head now as Groner talks about Kilpatrick's million-dollar home and his lavish lifestyle in Texas."


Suniverse said...

I watched that this morning. It was incredible that Kwame would attempt to lay blame everywhere else and continue to lie in court - but then again, I've yet to meet a criminal who doesn't think he's smarter than the system.

Jackson State Prison, where Kwame is now, is much less pretty than the Southlake house.

Irene Done said...

I've yet to meet a criminal who doesn't think he's smarter than the system -- particularly when it's a politician.

I read the newspaper account first then saw the video of his appearance later and was still amazed.