Ex-mayor of Detroit under house arrest for parole violation - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Ex-mayor of Detroit under house arrest for parole violation

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The former mayor of Detroit has been ordered to live under home confinement, with a monitor strapped to his ankle, after Michigan officials determined he may have violated his parole by not reporting money he received from Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks.

SEE: Death threats for Pastor Brooks after giving money to embattled ex-mayor

Earlier Thursday, two officials from the Michigan Department of Corrections interviewed Kwame Kilpatrick at his mother's home in Detroit, where he's been staying while on trial for federal corruption charges.

They also ordered Kilpatrick to remain in his mother's house except to go to court or make paid speeches.

This all happened after FOX 32 first showed surveillance video of Kilpatrick at a suburban Detroit Wal-Mart, counting out $2,000 in cash, courtesy of a wire transfer from Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks. Brooks says he was touched by a personal letter Kilpatrick wrote detailing his financial problems and decided to send the ex-con former mayor a gift from church funds.

Kilpatrick owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution to Detroit taxpayers as a result of his corruption. He never reported the money he received from Brooks and that's a parole violation which could land him back in prison.

Kilpatrick's lawyer had little to say after meeting with his client Thursday.

"He's doing everything that's required. Thanks," his attorney said.

Pastor Brooks, who made headlines last year after sitting on a roof for weeks to raise money and walking across the county, is making headlines now for his gift to Kwame Kilpatrick, and he's not happy about it.

Brooks told FOX 32's Dane Placko that he's receiving death threats via email from the Detroit area for doing what he considered a good dead for an old friend.

Kilpatrick may have been begging for money, but pictures on his Facebook page showed him enjoying a very nice Christmas at his 5,000-square foot mansion in Texas--something he won't see for awhile now that he's on home confinement in Detroit.

Corey Brooks is not accused of any wrongdoing.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices