(CNN) - Embattled former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was released from jail early Tuesday.
Kilpatrick, his beard overgrown and bushy, was escorted out of Michigan's Wayne County jail, dodged a crowd of reporters before getting into a car and being driven away, according to television footage from CNN affiliate WXYZ.
Kilpatrick spent 100 days in jail as part of a plea agreement connected to a sex scandal that rocked Detroit and caused the city council and governor of Michigan to push to impeach him.
Kilpatrick also agreed not to run for public office during his five years of probation.
He was expected to immediately leave the state for a job interview, WXYZ reported.
Kilpatrick pleaded guilty in September to two felony counts of obstruction of justice stemming from his efforts to cover up an extramarital affair. He also pleaded no contest to charges of assaulting a police officer attempting to serve a subpoena on a Kilpatrick friend in that case.
He was accused of blocking a criminal investigation into his office and firing a police deputy to cover up the affair.
How about not to run ever for public office....These people are out of control.
With jail time on his resume related crimes while holding public office, he is sure to be considered for a position in the Obama Administration.
He didn't get enough jail time. He'll do the same or worse next time. Someone needs to watch him like a hawk.
He better enjoy his time out while he can. The next scandal should lock him and his fellow crooks in office up for a long time.
We are way too concerned about sex in this country.
CNN why don't you mention what political party the mayor is in ?
Why is this idiot still in office?
Well CNN, you forgot to let us know whether he was a democrat or "rep.".Do you expect everyone to know he's a democrat?
Those e-mail, good trap. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was released from jail early Tuesday Good
I don't condone what he did. I do however notice a double standard and no amount of blogger-speak from his detractors can change that.
The damage to society is that folks like me will remember that a double standard was applied. There is a risk that we will use it to justify our actions rather than be team players.
You may have taken him down .... on largely superficial, technicalities ... but did it really serve the GREATER GOOD?
We impeached one President for a BJ but let another one go that lied to us about war and trampled on our civil rights under the Constitution. Where are our priorities?
Ready for a cabinet post.
Here is the next 'Car Czar' in the Obama administration! Now, if he has a tax problem, he meets ALL the criteria!!! THIS would be real CHANGE we could live with!
Are there any cabinet secretaries openings left for Obama to fill that Kilpatric can take?
SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER PERSON FOR OBAMAS CABINET!!!!!!!!!!!
OBAMA AND HIS STAFF AND CABINET OTHER THAN HILLARY CLINTON IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!
OBAMAS FRIENDS IN WHICH WE ALL MET BEFORE THE ELECTION AND NOW MOST OF HIS CABINET MEMBERS HAVE SOME KIND OF TIES TO EITHER NOT PAYING TAXES OR OTHER CROOKED SITUATIONS ARE ALL A PART OF THE OBAMA STAFF.
THE FUNNY THING IS THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS REALLY DON'T CARE. I REALIZE THAN CNN WILL NOT POST THIS BECAUSE THEY LOVE OBAMA AS WELL. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS COUNTRY ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS OBAMA... AMAZING..
THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED FOR HIM AS WELL DON'T HAVE A CLUE OF WHY THEY EVEN VOTED FOR HIM OTHER THAN CHANGE!!!!!
OK OBAMA FANS GET READY FOR YOUR CHANGE ITS COMING JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND DON'T YOU DARE BLAME BUSH AGAIN. YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!!!!!!