Kilpatrick family dynasty comes to end in Detroit federal court

Kwame Kilpatrick found guilty of federal corruption charges, heads to prison


DETROITKwame Kilpatrick's mother, the former Congresswoman, said the words which summed up the end of her family's dynasty after her son was convicted of 24 counts of corruption on Monday.

"I served 32 years. Pray for us," said Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.

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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.

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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.

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Kwame Kilpatrick in court -- Sketch by Jerry Lemenu