Kwame Kilpatrick ordered to pay more in restitution payments

Payments go from $160 to $500


DETROIT – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been ordered to make larger monthly payments towards his restitution to the city.

The Michigan Department of Corrections released the new conditions of Kilpatrick's restitution on Thursday.

He had previously been paying back $160 a month, but that has now been raised to $500.

The new payment goes into effect on April 1.

He's also been told he must complete 16 to 20 hours of community service each month and has to provide a complete accounting of his monthly expenses to his probation officer.

Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and resigned from office in 2008 after he lied at a civil trial to cover up an extramarital affair with his chief of staff, which was exposed through a series of graphic text messages. That lawsuit cost Detroit $8.4 million.

Kilpatrick was imprisoned in May 2010 for failing to disclose assets and surrender sufficient funds that could have reduced his $1 million restitution to Detroit. He was released Aug. 2, 2011, and has moved to Texas with his wife and three sons.

The new conditions are:

Prior to March 1, 2012, you must provide the Parole Agent a full accounting, including gross sales and net proceeds for the period commencing from your date of parole through February 29, 2012, from the publication titled Surrendered The Rise, Fall, and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick. This includes any books or money received by Aktion Enterprises.  Commencing March 2012 and each successive month thereafter, you must provide the Parole Agent a written update of publication proceeds.


Disclose any and all agreements with and provide copies to your Parole Agent of any entity or person in which Kwame Kilpatrick's intellectual property rights are negotiated, transferred, assigned or in any way implicated by said agreements.


Effective March 1, 2012, and each month thereafter, you must provide the Parole Agent a complete accounting of your monthly household expenditures and income.  Should your monthly household expenses exceed your monthly income, you must provide a written explanation of how these expenses were paid.


Effective April 1, 2012 each month thereafter, you must pay a minimum restitution payment of $ 500.00.


Effective March 1, 2012, you must perform 16 hours of community service each month, providing provide written documentation to the Parole Agent each month that the community service has been successfully completed.