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Former Detroit mayor waits for permanent prison transfer

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Wayne County Circuit Court room during a bond hearing to request removal of his court ordere
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Wayne County Circuit Court room during a bond hearing to request removal of his court ordere

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons report former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma City.  He will be there until he is transferred to a permanent facility to serve ihis 28-year sentence on corruption and racketeering.

Kilpatrick, who is appealing his conviction, was recently ordered to pay the city millions in restitution by U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds.  If his conviction in upheld, Kilpatrick will be released from prison in August of 2037.

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