Father of ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick now on supervised release after time in halfway house


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DETROIT — The father of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is on supervised release following time in prison and a halfway house for his tax crime conviction tied to a City Hall corruption probe.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1LUYZ4e ) Friday's update from federal prison officials and 73-year-old Bernard Kilpatrick's defense lawyer comes about four months after he was released from a Texas federal prison into a Dallas-area halfway house.

He reported for prison in January 2014. He still must serve one year of supervised release and pay $62,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for submitting a false tax return by failing to disclose $180,000 in income.

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

Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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