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Guilty Plea Entered, Mayor Resigns


Last Update: 9/04 11:48 pm
(WXYZ) - Now that he's pleaded guilty, here's a look at what Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will have to do under conditions of his plea agreement:

  • Resign within 14 days
  • Serve 120 days in jail
  • Serve 5 years probation
  • Pay $1,000,000 in restitution
  • Surrender his pension
  • Give up his law license
  • Not seek office for 5 years

CHRISTY MCDONALD REPORTS IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ON THE RIGHT

His sentencing is scheduled for October 28th. His resignation will officially become effective on September 18th.

The Mayor also pleaded no contest to assault charges as part of a settlement agreement under the conditions that he must resign. The second count in the case will be dismissed.

The Mayor entered Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner's court room Thursday morning at about 9:10 shaking hands and doling out hugs.

The mayor turned to Christine Beatty, his former chief of staff and shook her hand. That was just moments before his wife, Carlita, walked into the courtroom.

The court was packed with Kilpatrick's team of lawyers and public relations staff.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy was present along with assistant prosecutors. Worthy charged the mayor and Beatty with several felonies, including perjury and obstruction of justice.

Special Assistant Attorney General Douglas Baker was in attendance on behalf of Attorney General Mike Cox, who charged the mayor with assault and obstruction.

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