Sunday, August 31, 2008

Kilpatrick Trying To Negotiate Settlement Deal

According to the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilparick is vigorously trying to negotiate a settlement in the text message scandal. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, however, wants Kilpatrick to serve jail time, and has rejected all settlement offers.

Kilpatrick's legal team has made an offer consisting of the following according to the Detroit newspaper:

Kilpatrick would automatically lose the mayor's office and his law license. Under the proposal, he would also sign over his state pension and benefits to the City of Detroit, do 300 hours of community service with homeless and disabled people, and serve up to five years probation, according to a source familiar with all aspects of the negotiations.

Kwame Kilpatrick is trying to reach a settlement before Governor Jennifer Granholm is granted authority to hold a hearing to remove him from office. It looks like Prosecutor Worthy will probably get her wish, and he'll be removed by the Governor and still could possibly be required to stand trial. Things are not looking good for the hip hop mayor.

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