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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Released from Prison Tuesday

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Former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick listens to Judge David Groner during his sentencing hearing where he received 120 days in jail in Michigan
Former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick listens to Judge David Groner during his sentencing hearing where he received 120 days in jail in Michigan

DETROIT, MI (WKZO) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was released from jail today, but it may be temporary.  He still faces federal prosecution on a long list of corruption and racketeering charges for some of his activities while in office.  His book was due out yesterday, but production problems have delayed its release for at least a week.  "Surrendered!  The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick" gives the ex-mayor’s view on several topics including the text message scandal.  In the book, Kilpatrick claims that he was embarrassed by the exposure of his affair with his former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty and was persecuted by powerful forces.     

Critics say it’s riddled with inaccuracies and is far from being the whole truth.

Kilpatrick is planning to hit the lecture circuit to make money and promote his book until he goes on trial next year in Federal Court.

A Detroit judge has already ordered that any profits from the book be seized to pay off the 800-thousand plus dollars he still owes the city of Detroit following his conviction in the text messaging scandal. 

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