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Criminal Justice & Legal System

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear case of former Detroit Mayor

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Michigan Department of Corrections
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a request by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to overturn his corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence.

   The court announced its decision not to review the case Monday. The Associated Press left a message seeking comment from a lawyer for Kilpatrick.

   Kilpatrick's request was made after a federal appeals court said in October it had no interest in taking a second look at the case.

   In 2013, Kilpatrick was found guilty of two dozen crimes, including tax evasion and bribery. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in August affirmed the conviction.

   Kilpatrick's appeal centered on an alleged conflict among his trial attorneys, among other very technical reasons. He quit office in another scandal in 2008 and is federal prison.