Kwame Kilpatrick has to pay up!
According to EURweb.com, a Wayne County judge has ordered the disgraced ex-mayor of Detroit to pay $16,000 to the city. He also has to tell the city about any gifts he gets over the next five years.
David Groner, the judge, is letting Kwame move to Texas where he has secured a job with Covisint, which is a subsidiary of Detroit-based Compuware. His position as a salesman would reportedly earn him slightly more money in the first year than he made as mayor.
Groner is letting Kwame move to Texas because he’s met several requirements of his plea deal. He pleaded guilty to perjury charges stemming from a text message scandal.
The Detroit Free Press revealed that Kwame had been exchanging explicit text messages with his former top aide (and woman on the side), Christine.
Meanwhile, Christine was released from jail early on March 16. The Associated Press reports that she’d been serving a 69-day sentence for obstruction of justice.
"I’m just anxious to go home and be with my children. I’m very happy and I’m ready to go home," she told reporters and onlookers waiting outside Wayne County Jail in Detroit.
This was an early release for Christine, who was originally supposed to be getting out on April 15.
She was sentenced to four months in jail for lying on the stand in 2007 about her affair with Kwame and the firing of a Detroit police official.
– Sonya Eskridge