Kwame Kilpatrick was early Tuesday morning, released from prison after 99 days of prayer and back on the streets of the city that once ruled as mayor.
The 38-year-old Kilpatrick, about 25 pounds lighter than when he is in prison at the end of October, left the city of Detroit facility has a dark suit shortly after 12:30 clock
On the sidewalk, Kilpatrick was a long time between the bright lights of television cameras, a crush of reporters waiting and swirling snowflakes, sometimes smiling at the people, the names of his name and shouted: “We love you, Kwame! Loves Detroit you, baby! ”
Flanked by a series of men, some dressed in long coats and Fedora, Kilpatrick then ran to a blue Chevrolet Suburban wait. Democrat waved from behind tinted windows as a whisker away as part of a caravan of several vehicles.
Kilpatrick no statements to the media during his release, under the new defender of the Willie E. Gary.
He is not bitter. He said that he learned a lot, “said Gary impromptu press conference at a sidewalk.” He said it was an experience that you will never forget, and think of him because he is a better person. ”
It has been over a year ago, a text-messaging sex scandal began the long process that ended in the arrest of Kilpatrick, plea, incarceration and release. Well, the man to quickly move from a state representative for the mayor of a city of 900,000 people who are simply looking for work.
Kilpatrick is expected to meet with officials of the state of freedom, before they become a job interview Wednesday with an unnamed company in an undisclosed location in Texas. His wife, Carlita, and three small children, after Michigan.
A judge ordered the return of the 9th February.
“The prospect of working is very, very, very positive,” he told reporters Gary. “We want to make sure that you can get, and the earth work. This is your first thing. He wants a job. That is what concerns him now. He wants to be with his family, where she and her children, so that they live their lives again. ”
The next five years, however, is on probation and pay the bulk of $ 1 million in restitution to the city. He also has his law license revoked.
Kilpatrick country where the work in Texas, you must first authorization to transfer from Michigan to his release that state.
Kilpatrick was in the middle of his second term as mayor, if sexually explicit text messages with his former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty, the Detroit Free Press.
Announcements from the city, the pager Beatty also contradicts the testimony that she was married and the mayor has a study in 2007 as the complainant is not a romantic relationship. The messages also indicated that they lied about their role in the dismissal of a police officer.
Cash-bound city now faces a deficit of the view that over 200 million U.S. dollars, and finally the action, three former officers $ 8.4 million.
Kilpatrick and Beatty were in March with perjury, misconduct and obstruction of justice.
Before his trial on the charges, which begins in September, Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, and no competition to push for allegedly attacking a detective who tries to serve a subpoena in the case of SMS messages.
He joined the mayor on 18 September. Beatty, who resigned in February, it was early last month to 120 days in jail after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.