The autobiography of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is available for pre-order sales.
The book, titled “Surrendered; The Rise, Fall & Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick,” by Kwame Malik Kilpatrick with Khary Kimani Turne, will not be shipped until the week of July 25th.
It comes as Kilpatrick awaits a decision on his request for parole.
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He’s still awaiting trial on federal corruption charges involving a racketeering conspiracy. He’s in state prison on a probation violation .
The website which is selling the book describes it as:
“Surrendered! The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick provides insight into the many triumphs and disappointments of Kwame Kilpatrick. He made national headlines when he became mayor at the age of 31 and numerous others when his leadership brought new development to the city, including hosting the Super Bowl. City operations, development and safety had never experienced a better performance level than when Kilpatrick was mayor. However, his sense of compassion for people in need clashed with his most glaring fault, immaturity – professional and personal. His willingness to enforce checks and balances threatened the wrong peoples’ bottom lines and his single-minded devotion to his job threatened his family.”
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A year ago, a Wayne County judge revoked Kilpatrick’s probation and sent him to prison for failing to report all assets as part of the $1 million restitution owed to the city of Detroit. The probation was tied to Kilpatrick’s 2008 guilty plea to obstruction of justice. He admitted to lying during a trial to cover up an affair with his top aide, a relationship that was revealed through sexually explicit text messages.
Kilpatrick’s legal woes didn’t stop in state court. He was indicted on federal tax crimes last year for how he handled money from a nonprofit fund while mayor.
Six months later, in December, federal prosecutors piled on more charges, accusing Kilpatrick and his father, Bernard, of arranging kickbacks and bribes to steer city business to certain contractors.