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Kwame Kilpatrick to appear in Detroit court for August hearing

Ex-mayor to appear in federal court

DETROIT – Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is set to return to Detroit for the first time since 2013.

Kilpatrick, now 47-years-old, will appear in Detroit for a hearing in federal court on August 23, 2017.

It will be his latest effort to overturn his conviction and sentence. 

Kilpatrick was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for his public corruption case in 2013.

Earlier this month, Kilpatrick filed a motion to vacate his sentence.

According to the motion, Kilpatrick claimed that it got so bad that he tried to "physically harm" Thomas. He said at one meeting, he chased the attorney around the table and Thomas threatened to have him “thrown in jail for the rest of the trial."

Kilpatrick said the court didn’t allow him to get a new attorney, and he believes Thomas failed to represent him properly.


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