Kwame Kilpatrick to appear in court May 23

Kilpatrick to appear before Judge Nancy Edmunds for status conference


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.

Read: Kwame Kilpatrick status hearing

Over the past several weeks Kilpatrick has requested (and been denied) bond three times.

Read: Judge denies bond request for Kwame Kilpatrick

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".

READ: Kwame Kilpatrick files motion for a new trial

Kilpatrick is currently awaiting sentencing at a federal prison in Milan. He faces up to 20 years or more in prison.

Read: Full request from Kilpatrick's defense team

Read: Prosecutors say Kwame Kilpatrick's bond request should be denied

Kwame Kilpatrick in court -- Sketch by Jerry Lemenu