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Kilpatrick prosecutor charged with misdemeanor against mom

Posted at 7:59 AM, May 17, 2017

A federal prosecutor who won a conviction against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been charged with domestic violence against his mother.

Mike Bullotta told police that his 78-year-old mother has dementia and faked a fall on April 9 at his home in Oakland County. But he's been charged with a misdemeanor.

The Detroit News says Bullotta's sister alerted police after his son called her. His sister said there was a dispute about dogs. But Bullotta told police that his mother was upset for other reasons.

Defense attorney Pamella Szydlak calls the charge "unfounded."

Bullotta was a key member of the team that took Kilpatrick to trial on corruption charges in 2012. He said Kilpatrick turned city hall into a "private profit machine."