Thomson ReutersOctober 10, 2013 07:13
By Steve Neavling
DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, is set to be sentenced Thursday on federal public corruption and bribery convictions prosecutors have said justify a prison term of at least 28 years.
Kilpatrick, 43, was convicted in March on two dozen federal charges including racketeering conspiracy, bribery, extortion, mail and wire fraud, and tax counts. He was deemed a flight risk and has been held in custody since then.