Court Tells Southlake’s Kwame Kilpatrick to Pay Up

Southlake’s favorite disgraced former Detroit mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was back in court today. The judge called him a liar, and said his behavior had been reprehensible. He transferred Kilpatrick’s probation from Texas back to Michigan. Looks like he can keep living in North Texas though, since he can report for probation by phone.

Because Kilpatrick has “not been responsible” in taking care of the $1 million in restitution he owes the city of Detroit, the judge gave him one less year in which to pay. He now has three years to turn over about $900,000, or he could go back to jail.

Earlier Kilpatrick told the court that his living expenses left him with only $6 each month with which to make restitution. This despite the fact that he rents a $1.1 million home in Southlake.

This local Detroit television report from September shows his luxurious lifestyle. They make a pretty good case, but still — does TV news have to be this over-the-top? My favorite part comes when the voice-over for Mrs. Kilpatrick’s trip to “world-renowned Southlake Town Square” touts its “high-end shopping and fabulous food,” while she’s shown ordering a sandwich at Which ‘Wich.

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