Friday, October 11, 2013
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has been convicted of public corruption, has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison. His attorney had asked the court for a maximum sentence of 15 years given his "disgraced and destitute" client’s contributions to the city, but the judge sentenced Kilpatrick based upon the prosecutor’s recommendation for public corruption.
"One thing is certain," the judge said. "It was the citizens of Detroit who suffered." He added that Kilpatrick "used his power as mayor... to steer an astounding amount of business to [his friends].”
Justifying her sentencing, she also pointed to testimony from witnesses that Kilpatrick lived "the high life", and "chose to waste his talents on personal aggrandizement and enrichment."
The judge also noted that Kilpatrick took responsibility for his actions in court today, but he took responsibility for his actions, but throughout the trial he had shown little remorse.
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young...
Rev. Al Sharpton, the 58-year old civil rights icon who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr, says that he is in fact dating Aisha McShaw,...
Actress Raven Symone recently confirmed her sexual preference as she celebrated the legalization of same-sex marriage when she tweeted &q...
Multi-platinum singer Usher was recently able to retain custody of his two children. This was the judge's order after his ex-wife Tam...
The hair and fashion industry are going crazy ever since international pop star Beyonce announced that she has cut off all her hair. To s...