DETROIT (AP) – A judge has sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to from one-and-a-half to five years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on an obstruction of justice conviction. Kilpatrick asked Judge David Groner (GRO-ner) to show him
compassion during the Tuesday hearing. But Groner said “that ship has sailed.” Kilpatrick was led from the courtroom in handcuffs. Groner ruled last month that the 39-year-old Kilpatrick failed to report all of his assets and meet other conditions of his
probation. Kilpatrick was ordered to pay the city $1 million after pleading
guilty in 2008 to obstruction of justice. Sexually explicit text messages showed Kilpatrick lied under oath about an affair with a staffer.
“You have not learned your lesson,” Judge Groner said. “Clearly, rehabilitation has failed.”