Kwame Kilpatrick to pay nearly $5 million in restitution, serve three-year probation

Kwame Kilpatrick
Posted at 3:01 PM, Jan 20, 2021

(WXYZ) — Early Wednesday morning, former President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.


Kilpatrick, 49, has served seven years of a 28-year sentence on racketeering, extortion, bribery and other charges related to several crimes when he was Detroit mayor from 2002-2008.

He was not expected to be released from federal prison until Jan. 18, 2037.

Per the executive grant of clemency, Kilpatrick will get immediate release with all possible speed.

However, Kilpatrick will still be required to pay $4,779,826 in restitution along with a special assessment of $2,400.

Additionally, he will undergo a three-year term of supervised release, or probation, with all of its conditions and other components of the sentence.

View the full Executive Grant of Clemency below: