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Kwame Kilpatrick

Kwame KilpatrickAKA Kwame Malik Kilpatrick

Born: 8-Jun-1970
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mayor of Detroit, 2002-08

Sinking in scandal, Kwame Kilpatrick tendered his resignation as Mayor of Detroit on 4 September 2008 (effective two weeks later). He agreed to plead guilty to obstruction of justice, pay a $1M fine, and forfeit his law license, in exchange for a four-month prison sentence. He was then sued for shuffling money into his wife's bank account to avoid paying the $1M he had agreed to pay. On 25 May 2010 a Wayne County judge ordered Kilpatrick to spend at least 18 months in prison for violating his probation terms, by not disclosing assets.

In a separate matter, in 2010 Kilpatrick was charged with ten counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, five counts of filing a false tax return and one count of tax evasion over an alleged scheme in which he funneled charitable donations to his tax-exempt Kilpatrick Civic Fund to his personal use and into his campaign funds. He was still in prison over the probation violation when the 2010 charges were filed, and months later, another 38 further charges were filed against Kilpatrick, his father, and several alleged co-conspirators.

Father: Bernard Kilpatrick
Mother: Carolyn Kilpatrick (US Congresswoman, b. 25-Jun-1945)
Wife: Carlita (three sons)
Son: Jelani (twin)
Son: Jalil (twin)
Son: Jonas
Mistress: Christine Beatty (his chief of staff, according to leaked text messages)

    High School: Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI
    University: BS Political Science, Florida A&M University
    Law School: JD, Detroit College of Law

    Mayor of Detroit (1-Jan-2002 to 18-Sep-2008)
    Michigan State House of Representatives 9th (1997-2001)
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Democratic National Committee 2004
    Freemasonry Mt. Pavan Lodge #2, Prince Hall
    NAACP
    Assault charged 24-Mar-2008, pled no contest
    Perjury three counts, charged 24-Mar-2008
    Misconduct in Office charged 24-Mar-2008
    Obstruction of Justice charged 24-Mar-2008, pled guilty to two counts
    Conspiracy to obstruct justice, charged 24-Mar-2008
    Violating Probation by hiding financial assets, convicted 25-May-2010
    Mail Fraud charged 24-Jun-2010, ten counts
    Wire Fraud charged 24-Jun-2010, three counts
    Tax Evasion charged 24-Jun-2010
    Tax Fraud charged 24-Jun-2010, five counts
    Bribery charged 15-Dec-2010, multiple counts
    Extortion charged 15-Dec-2010, multiple counts
    Fraud charged 15-Dec-2010, multiple counts
    Racketeering charged 15-Dec-2010, multiple counts


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