Prison officials release father of ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick to Dallas-area halfway house


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DETROIT — The father of ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from a federal prison in Texas to a Dallas-area halfway house following his tax crime conviction tied to a Detroit City Hall corruption probe.

The Detroit News reports ( ) Thursday that 73-year-old Bernard Kilpatrick was transferred Wednesday and is being supervised by officials in Texas.

Bernard Kilpatrick had served nearly 10 months of his 15-month sentence for submitting a false tax return by failing to disclose $180,000 in income. Federal inmates are allowed to spend the last six months of their sentence in a halfway house. His scheduled release is Feb. 6.

Kwame Kilpatrick is serving 28 years in federal prison for racketeering conspiracy and other crimes. The government claimed he raked in cash through rigged contracts and bribes.

Information from: The Detroit News,

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