DETROIT – Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will have another day in court. Kilpatrick, who was found guilty of racketeering, extortion, tax evasion and wire fraud in March, will have a status hearing May 23 before U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds.
Over the past several weeks Kilpatrick has requested (and been denied) bond three times.
On May 13 Kilpatrick filed paperwork asking his convictions be overturned based on several reasons including his argument the jury was not a fair cross section of the community and his claims that he was unable to have a fair trial due to the "constant and persistent media attention".
Kilpatrick is currently awaiting sentencing at a federal prison in Milan. He faces up to 20 years or more in prison.
Kwame Kilpatrick in court -- Sketch by Jerry Lemenu