Thursday, August 7, 2008
DETROIT MAYOR KILPATRICK JAILED
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was jailed Thursday after a judge found that he violated terms of his bond by going to Canada last month, unauthorized. Kilpatrick, who is facing felony charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and misconduct of office, was freed on $75,000 bond.
Warren Evans, a Wayne County Sheriff said the mayor will be treated like any other high-profile inmate at the jail. He said that appropriate measures will be taken to ensure his security as well as that of other inmates at the facility.
The Detroit Mayor has been involved in a public scandal since January, when the Detroit Free Press reported he exchanged romantic text messages with his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, indicating the two were involved in an affair. Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney Jim Parkman said an immediate appeal of the mayor's jailing is planned. A hearing on the appeal is scheduled for Friday, the Detroit Free Press reported.
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