Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits at his sentencing in Wayne County Circuit Court on an obstruction of justice conviction, may 25, 2010.
Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a Democrat, is a 28-year sentence for corruption – seeks-President Donald Trump ‘ s help to get out of prison early, according to the reports.
Kilpatrick, in writing, of the free Kwame project-website says, has he.a spiritual transformation since his departure from office in 2008 after a text-messaging sex scandal
“By the grace of God, I have Christ for a pardon of Him, through Jesus. I pray that I get the opportunity, for the pardon/indulgence of the President of the United States,” he writes.
“By the grace of God, I have Christ for a pardon of Him, through Jesus. I pray that I get the opportunity, for the pardon/indulgence of the President of the United States.”
– Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit
“Our country was always the country 2. the chances,” Kilpatrick continued. “I hope, and confidently expect that I will have the opportunity to move boldly in the next season of my life; outside of these prison walls.”
Kilpatrick, 47, was on fraud seven years of his prison sentence after his conviction on charges including racketeering, extortion, and wire.
Kwame Kilpatrick asks for forgiveness, Forbearance in the blog post https://t.co/ZegomjxZUm
FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) June 13, 2018
He was mayor of Detroit from January 2002 to September 2008. Before that Kilpatrick held a Michigan state House, the seat from 1997 to 2002.
According to Detroit’s Fox 2, Kilpatrick’s youngest son, Jonas Kilpatrick, has released a music video with the title “Too Much time”, under the name of JoJo tha DoughBoi.
Last week Kilpatrick was moved from the prison in Oklahoma to a low-security federal facility in Fort Dix, New Jersey.
The federal Bureau of prisons said it could not disclose the reason for the Kilpatrick ‘ s, but said in an E-Mail to the Associated Press, that it holds the security, facility population, programming, and medical needs prior to the transfer of a detainee.
Trump recently made headlines by pardoning conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’souza, and commute the prison sentence of Alice Johnson, had a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction.
Kilpatrick previously sought a commutation from President Barack Obama, but was refused, the Detroit Free Press reported.
#FreeKwame camp continue to full court press bid free former #Detroit mayor https://t.co/FMSM2YT02r
— Maryann Struman (@mastruman) June 13, 2018
The former mayor has lost an appeal of his felony conviction, the added newspaper, and not looking to pay nearly $9 million in restitution in connection with his crimes.
Kilpatrick would remain in jail until at least 2037, if Trump denies request his pardon.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.