Posted by Bossip Staff
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleads guilty:
The deal calls for Kilpatrick to plead guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice by committing perjury, agreeing to serve four months in jail, pay up to $1 million in restitution, and serve five years’ probation. He also agreed not to run for office during that five-year span.
In a rushed monotone, Kilpatrick told the court: “I lied under oath in the case of Gary Brown and Harold Nelthrope versus the city of Detroit … I did so with the intent to mislead the court and jury, to impede and obstruct the disposition of justice.”
Groner asked Kilpatrick: “Are you satisfied with your lawyers in this case?” The mayor replied: “Uh, what do you mean?” After Groner explained, Kilpatrick said he was satisfied with the performance of his legal team. Groner: “The court’s satisfied and will accept the plea to two counts of obstruction of justice.”