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  1. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to 28 Years

    Maybe now the Motor City can move on. Former Democratic mayor Kwame Kilpatrick drew a historic 28-year prison sentence for racketeering, extortion and fraud involving more than a $100 million of taxpayer funds. The hometown boy turned felon will not be eligible for parole. Kilpatrick apologized profusely at his sentencing, but his remorse over people “finding out” about an affair and for not doing a good job rang hollow to some ears, as he did not apologize for the crimes for which he faced prison time. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds had the final say when she handed down her decision: ”That way of business is over.” 

    Sources: NYT, Detroit Free Press

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