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Detroit’s former mayor found guilty of corruption

Democrat spent $840k over city salary, IRS said

DETROIT — Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of corruption charges and sent to jail to await his prison sentence in yet another dramatic setback for a man who once was among the nation’s youngest big-city leaders.

Jurors convicted Kilpatrick of a raft of crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, which carries a maximum punishment of 20 years behind bars. He was portrayed during a five-month trial as an unscrupulous politician who took bribes, rigged contracts, and lived far beyond his means while in office until fall 2008.

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