Kilpatrick: 28 years in prison

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POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:28pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:39pm

Former Detroit Mayor will spend decades behind bars for multiple corruption convictions. Kevin Dietz reports.

(WDIV) Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption that turned city hall into a pay-to-play parlor.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered Kilpatrick to pay $100 for each count immediately -- a total of $2,400. She waived his fines due to his "lack of resources." A total restitution amount has yet to be determined.

Edmunds said she will recommend that Kilpatrick spend his prison sentence in Texas, where his family now lives.

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