Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:05:39 GMT —
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he's glad that a "negative chapter in Detroit's history" has ended with the sentencing of ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to prison for corruption.
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.
Bing says he can certainly "feel for the Kilpatrick family and the impact this sentence will have on them" but says that "public service requires a higher standard of ethics and accountability."
The 69-year-old ex-Detroit Pistons star became mayor in 2009. He isn't seeking re-election this year.