Judge denies bond request for Kwame Kilpatrick
Kilpatrick to remain in Michigan prison until sentencing on racketeering, conspiracy convictions
DETROIT – A judge has denied Kwame Kilpatrick's latest request to be released on bond while he awaits sentencing for racketeering and conspiracy convictions.
Kilpatrick's lawyer, James Thomas, had said his clients isn't a flight risks or a danger to the public.
No sentencing date has been set for him yet.
Kilpatrick's mother, ex-U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, had offered her Detroit home as collateral to ensure he shows up to court for sentencing.
A federal jury on March11 found Kilpatrick and close friend Bobby Ferguson guilty on multiple counts, including racketeering conspiracy.
From left: Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson and Bernard Kilpatrick in court. March 11, 2013.
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