Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was shipped to a federal prison in Oklahoma on Tuesday before being transferred to a permanent facility where he will serve the longest political corruption prison sentence ever handed down to someone.
Kilpatrick is being temporarily housed at a federal transfer center in Oklahoma City. No word on where Kilpatrick will permanently serve his 28-year term.
Kilpatrick, 43, is scheduled to be released Aug. 1, 2037. Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 charges including racketeering conspiracy in March after being accused of turning City Hall into a criminal enterprise. […]
Kilpatrick has asked to serve his sentence in a federal prison in Texas near his wife and three sons —a request backed by U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds.
Kilpatrick’s long-time friend and co-defendant contractor Bobby Ferguson was sentenced to 21 years and is being held at a facility in Milan, Michigan.
Kilpatrick’s father was also convicted of a tax crime and sentenced to 15 months in prison. He is serving out his time in Texas.
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