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6:25 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Prosecutor: Put Kilpatrick in prison

DETROIT –

The Wayne County prosecutor is seeking a prison term of two years to five years for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who flunked probation in a criminal case.

In a court filing Monday, Prosecutor Kym Worthy says more probation for Kilpatrick would only be a reward for lies and deceit.

Kilpatrick will appear in court Tuesday to learn his punishment. A judge found he didn't report all assets and failed other conditions as part of his $1 million restitution to Detroit.

Worthy says the ex-mayor's probation should be revoked and a receiver should be appointed to hunt for assets. She says Kilpatrick has "learned nothing" from his criminal case in which he pleaded guilty to obstructing justice in a civil lawsuit.

Kilpatrick's lawyers are also expected to file a sentencing memo Monday.