September 4th, 2008
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Detroit mayor agrees to plea deal in text scandal

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has agreed to resign from office, a prosecutor said Friday.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has agreed to resign from office, a prosecutor said Friday.

DETROIT, Michigan (CNN) - Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty Thursday to charges resulting from a sex scandal and is to resign from office, a prosecutor said.

The resignation won't take effect for 14 days, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said outside the courthouse.

Kilpatrick will go to jail on October 28, the day of his sentencing, and serve 120 days, she said.

The mayor pleaded guilty in Wayne County Circuit Court to two counts of obstruction of justice.

"I lied under oath in the case of Gary Brown and Harold Nelthrope versus the city of Detroit," Kilpatrick said, reading from a prepared statement.

"I did so with the intent to mislead the court and jury and to impede and obstruct the fair administration of justice."

Circuit Judge David Groner accepted a no-contest plea on an assault charge.

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  1. anon

    And NO ONE is investigating Biden's ties to the credit card and banking industry and the cushy jobs his sons got because of it!

    September 4, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. Moose on the loose

    You complain about your boss not doing his job. You notice he's only working to fatten his pockets with big oil payoffs. He fights all the time with the smaller companies instead of the bigger company that has hurt him the most . Your have not received a raise and you may lose your job because the boss is now outsourcing the jobs. You are about to lose your house and boss has so many houses he can't count them. The company you work for has not turned a profit and has low approval ratings. The boss distributes a company wide memo that reads " I really don't know much about the economy." You have put up with his bullying ways for eight long years. Finally your work contract is ending with your boss. Should I continue working for this creep or should I CHANGE employers?

    It's that simple America. It's time for a change and YOU know it.

    Please don't kill the moose.

    September 4, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  3. Ito

    Kwame is a shame.

    He should be in the Big House for a lonnnnng time for using the peoples' money on his sweethearts. He should have a taste of the bitter life.

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
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