Despite a defense team of 17, Detroit mayor is going to jail

, The National Law Journal

Embattled mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, whose text-messaging scandal involved months of legal wrangling by a massive team of heavy-hitter lawyers, is going to jail, losing his job and law license, and has to cough up a $1 million fine for lying under oath. Kilpatrick pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges stemming from his false testimony at a whistleblower trial that cost the city $8.4 million. Kilpatrick denied having an affair with his chief of staff and firing a police officer, testimony that was contradicted by text messages.

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