Kwame Kilpatrick May Face 30 Years for Racketeering and 370,000 Text Messages
We mentioned last month that Kwame Kilpatrick has much to face before he has any peace. It surely appears he as spun some serious threads of damage control on the case against him. There is so much proof to show, we are not sure how he will elude this one and he probably won’t.
WXYZ reports the prosecution has a list of 500 witnesses prepared for the trial, but it’s the 370,000 text messages from the city’s phone service provider, obtained when Kilpatrick was in office, that will play a central role in the case, according to the Associated Press.
Both the defense and prosecution filed motions Tuesday, making extensive demands before a deadline in Kilpatrick’s federal racketeering trial. The prosecution hopes the texts will be allowed as evidence.
Kilpatrick was apparently easy to spot through his text message style, signing messages with “Mayor” or “Mayor Kilpatrick,” according to WXYZ, and relying on the word “COOL!” perhaps a little too much, according to the Detroit News.
Kilpatrick and others llegedly engaged in extensive corruption during the mayor’s stint in office. They have all pleaded not guilty and will head to court for in September for the federal trial. Kilpatrick faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
The corruption of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is far from over and jail time, once again, may be in his near future. Let’s continue to pray for him.
Report from Huff Post