Kwame Kilpatrick Spent the Weekend Behind Bars for Parole Violations

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Kwame Kilpatrick Spent the Weekend Behind Bars for Parole Violations

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was convicted in 2008 for obstruction of justice, spent this past weekend in prison for 14 parole violations, a state corrections spokesman said Friday.

Kilpatrick reported to the Detroit Reentry Center Friday afternoon and released from custody early this Monday morning, Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said.

He still owes Detroit $855,000 in restitution and is required to report gifts and other income as a condition of his parole, something officials say he has failed to do on a number of occasions.

The state alleges that Kilpatrick failed to report money transfers to his wife, Carlita, in September, October and November, and that he failed to disclose a complete account of his monthly household expenses.

Kilpatrick agreed to waive the formal process for these parole violations and instead serve three days at a Detroit lockup as punishment, Marlan said.

The Associated Press stated:

Corrections officials earlier this month told Kilpatrick to give up the names of people who wired him $4,000 that he failed to disclose to the state. He was fitted with an electronic tether at the time for not disclosing money sent in December from a Chicago pastor. Officials have expressed concern that Kilpatrick is hiding assets that could be applied toward the restitution he owes.

“Additional charges and/or sanctions could be possible should new information on potential parole violation behavior come to light,” Marlan said in a statement.

Kwame Kilpatrick is also on trial for public corruption in federal court in Detroit at this time. He is charged with a series of crimes related to an alleged scheme to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars through racketeering and extortion.

Kilpatrick has been confined to his mother’s home in the city and has been banned from traveling to Texas to be with his wife and three children.