Former Detroit Mayor shot down in appeals court

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

There is nowhere to go but the U.S. Supreme Court for former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick,. His quest to keep the proceeds from  his tell-all book was upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals today.

In a statement the court officials said Kilpatrick’s appeal of a Wayne Circuit Court judge’s order that places the money from the book sales into an escrow account to payoff his still-large restitution bill should remain as is. The three-judge panel concluded the appeal lacked merit.  in July Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner ordered that all proceeds from “Surrendered! The Rise and Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick” go into an escrow account to capture profits.

Kilpatrick still owes more than $861,000 of the $1 million restitution he promised to pay the city when taking a plea bargain in 2008 that avoided a trial on criminal charges stemming from the text message scandal, but ended his mayoral administr

 

Trish Brown

About Trish Brown

Trish Brown was a news reporter and editor, a former school board president, the founder of Communication Concepts a PR firm in the Detroit area, and founder of all TPE entities www.TPEMultiMedia.com, www.TPEPost.com, and www.TippingPointEducation.com. She has worked with the Osmonds and other celebs while trying to advance education in the k-12 and post-secondary arenas.