Kilpatrick Sentenced to 28 Years

Karma's a bitch. The scandal-ridden politician and former mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday, seven months after being convicted on corruption charges. Once dubbed the “hip hop mayor of Detroit,” Kilpatrick raked in millions for his family through a secret “money-making racket” which he ran out of city hall. As Detroit crumbled around him, Kilpatrick got rich—stooping low enough to use funds allotted for needy citizens to pay for his own yoga. Judge Nancy Edmunds condemned Kilpatrick’s actions during the sentencing. “One thing is certain,” she said. “It was the citizens of Detroit who suffered.”