[QODLink]
Americas

Former Detroit mayor sentenced for corruption

Former US mayor whose racketeering and extortion drove his city further into debt sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Last Modified: 11 Oct 2013 03:13
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The former US mayor whose racketeering and extortion drove his city further into debt has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Kwame Kilpatrick told the judge he accepted responsibility for causing a great deal of hurt to the people of Detroit, in the US state of Michigan.

His sentence is one of the longest ever given to a city official.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports.

66

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Featured
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.