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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is home

 

January 21, 2021

Kwame Kilpatrick receives clemency from Former President Donald Trump

Kwame Kilpatrick is out of prison. Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick, freeing him 20 years early from his jail time for corruption crimes.

Kilpatrick, 50, was sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2013 for bribery, racketeering, extortion and fraud while he held public office.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, his earliest possible release date was January 18, 2037.

Before leaving office, President Donald Trump pardoned 73 people and commuted the sentences of 70 people.

The White House statement regarding Kilpatrick stated: "Pr...



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