Kilpatrick Wears a New Kind of Bracelet

Did Kwame Kilpatrick violate parole?

While we all know that Kwame Kilpatrick is a snazzy dresser. Recently, he has been wearing a item that is less that fabulous.

On Thursday of last week, Kilpatrick was restricted to his mother’s house by the Michigan Department of Corrections. What is his new, less than fabulous item? A GPS tether. He is now required to wear the tether due to an ongoing investigation for Detroit’s former mayor violating his parole.

According to the Detroit Free Press:

Kilpatrick can’t return to his home in Texas, Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said. The restrictions permit him to leave only to meet with his lawyers, go to court or fulfill any pre-approved employment opportunities, such as speaking engagements. “Other than those three things, he will not be allowed to leave the house,” Marlan said.

So why all the fuss? Well, Detroit’s former mayor is required to disclose all gifts and income due to his parole from the text messaging scandal. If you are not familiar with the text messaging scandal, check out our article on The History Behind the Kwame Kilpatrick Saga.

Before Christmas, Kilpatrick received a gift from a Chicago pastor. This was a $2,000 gift that Kilpatrick later cashed out the wire transfer at a Walmart in Chesterfield Township. One of the reasons why Kilpatrick is required to disclose all his income and gifts is because he still owes over $800,000 in restitution to the city of Detroit.

For now, Kilpatrick will be staying at his mother’s home.

Do you think that the GPS tether is an adequate restraint to keep the former mayor from fleeing the state?

Make sure to come back Mondays when I will be continue to update you on Detroit’s former mayor corruptions.