The chief executive of suburban Oakland County says the sentencing of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for corruption marks "the end of a long Greek tragedy."
L. Brooks Patterson says that what bothers him most "is the sacrifice of a potentially brilliant career."
A federal judge sentenced Kilpatrick on Thursday to 28 years in prison for leading a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme.
Patterson says Kilpatrick "was intelligent, charismatic (and) witty" but also very greedy.
Kilpatrick was a top Democrat in the state House in his 20s and was twice elected mayor of Detroit.