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Politics & Government

Kwame Kilpatrick is paroled

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The Michigan Parole Board has voted to release former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from prison.

Kilpatrick went to prison early last year for violating the terms of his probation. A judge found that the ex-mayor hid some of his assets that should have been used to pay a million-dollar restitution order.

The restitution was part of Kilpatrick’s 2008 guilty plea to obstructing justice. He admitted to lying about an affair with one of his aides during a civil trial after text messages revealed explicit details about the relationship.

The parole board’s decision means Kilpatrick could be released as early as July 24 , and he’s asked for permission to join his family in Texas.

Kilpatrick faces a federal corruption trial next year. He and his father are accused of arranging kickbacks and bribes to steer business to certain contractors.