AMY LANGE – MYFOXDETROIT.COM
DETROIT – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is preparing for a new showdown in court on Wednesday. Judge David Groner will decide what to do about Kilpatrick’s failure to make a major restitution payment.
FOX 2 Legal Analyst Charlie Langton is weighing in on what to expect when Kilpatrick comes back to court on Wednesday for his probation violation hearing.
“I think the prosecutor is going to try… to put witnesses on or testimony that Kwame Kilpatrick is still hiding money,” said Langton. “If the prosecutor can succeed with that, I think then Kwame Kilpatrick’s in big, big trouble. If the prosecutor can’t do that, then it’s like what do you want from Kwame?”
Kilpatrick’s been making his monthly restitution payments, but failed to make a $79,000 payment in February. He’s supposed to pay another $240,000 next month. $40,000 in money orders has been donated by family and friends, but Kilpatrick claims he doesn’t have the money.
“We know, to some extent, what Kwame Kilpatrick did with his money. We’ve been through that — repayment of the house, repayment of the car, the Gucci shoes, the plastic surgery — we know all that. He blew all the money,” Langton said. “That money’s gone, so unless there’s new money now, what are you going to do?”