Well, Kwame Kilpatrick has been sent to jail, after it was revealed that he went to Windsor, Ontario for a business trip, violating his bond. Kwame apologized for the mistake in not telling the judge of the trip, saying, “I’ve been living in an incredible state of pressure and scrutiny.” He said that he had gone to Windsor to discuss the sale of the tunnel between the U.S. and Canada, saying, “We got the deal back on track. … It wasn’t a spur of the moment, willy nilly, I can frolic in Canada.”
Prosecutor Robert Moran told the court, “It’s not serious to him that he’s a criminal defendant. … This court should be outraged.” And that’s true. This is all just more fun and games for Kwame.
36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles said, “What matters to me … is how the court overall is perceived and how if it was not Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in that seat, if it was John Six-Pack sitting in that seat, what would I do? And that answer is simple.”
Kwame’s defense attorney, Jim Thomas, told reporters, “I think it’s the most extreme measure he can take,” as he headed to the circuit court a few blocks away to have the ruling overturned, but Circuit Judge Thomas E. Jackson asked for a transcript from Judge Giles, and said that he wouldn’t hear the case until tomorrow morning at 9:00 A.M., meaning that Kwame will spend the night in jail.
Thomas pleaded with Jackson to here the case today, but Jackson told Thomas, “I just gave you my answer.”
Meanwhile, Jim Parkman, said that the defense team would attempt to try to get an electronic tether for Kilpatrick to keep him out of jail. That also failed.
Kwame will NOT be kept in general population, due to the fact that he is a high-profile individual.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy applauded the ruling, saying, “Judge Giles treated this defendant as any other defendant would have been treated.”
I think this is FINALLY justice for Detroiters. Kilpatrick is finally being treated how he deserves to be treated – LIKE A CRIMINAL!
I’ll keep you updated as this case just keeps getting more interesting.
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