Hasn’t Detroit suffered enough? I mean, this guy must be feeling like the new OJ Simpson right about now because his legal troubles just refuse to go away. The saddest part of his scenario is that most of his troubles are largely due to his own stupidity and lack of humility about all that he has done. And now in addition to the five years he’s already serving, he’s been brought up on 19 counts of fraud and tax evasion.
CNN reports that if he is convicted “each fraud count would carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, while each tax count would carry a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000, the U.S. attorney’s office said.” In other words, this young brother will not be getting out of jail anytime soon and for good reason. He, once again, took the people of Detroit for a ride with something called the Kilpatrick Civic Fund.
He was supposed to use this money for community services and voter registration materials, but used the money on personal expenses like “yoga and golf lessons, and campaign expenses in his 2001 and 2005 bids for mayor.” The last time he was in a courtroom, the judge sentenced him to 120 days in jail, restitution to the city of Detroit in the amount of one million dollars, lose his pension, serve four months in the Wayne County jail, serve five years probation, and surrender his law license; and is prohibited from running for public office for five years. Don’t you wonder what they’ve got planned this time?
To read the latest on this terminally stupid man, go here.