Disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says although his life was splayed across the headlines, many people don’t know the real man behind the news stories.
Kilpatrick, who stepped down from office in 2008 after a guilty plea, served time in both state and federal prison stemming from obstruction of justice and assault charges, as well as a probation violation. Although he was released last year, Kilpatrick is facing additional charges for corruption and racketeering that could result in a 30 year prison sentence if convicted.
Although there is no release date for the film, Kilpatrick says the documentary will offer the “real” take on his life. However, officials feel like it may be yet another money-making venture for Kilpatrick who owes the city $859,723. Despite living in an expansive Texas home, selling books and making money from speaking engagements, the former mayor says he’s broke. Kilpatrick was ordered to pay $500 per month in restitution to the city, however, at that rate it’ll take him over 100 years to pay it back.
Check out the trailer for the film, “The Real Kwame Kilpatrick” and let us know what you think.