"I served 32 years. Pray for us," said Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick's father, Bernard Kilpatrick, also showed his emotions as he started tearing up in court. He hugged his son after the guilty verdicts were read. Kilpatrick could be heard saying, "It's OK pops."
"He didn't take a dime. Kwame didn't take a dime," said Bernard Kilpatrick outside court.
The former Detroit mayor's wife and three boys were not in court. The family doesn't know when they will see Kwame again as he faces a possible 20-year prison sentence.
Kwame had one chance on Monday after the guilty verdicts were read to say something to the citizens of Detroit, to say something to his supporters, the ones who had believed in him and backed him all these years. He said nothing.
The last sight of the former mayor was of him inside a black van as it drove him away in handcuffs to prison.