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Former Detroit mayor's bill from government nears five-million dollars

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Wayne County Circuit Court room during a bond hearing to request removal of his court ordere
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Wayne County Circuit Court room during a bond hearing to request removal of his court ordere

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is facing a 4.5-million dollar bill from the federal government as part of the massive corruption he oversaw in office.  Court documents filed Thursday by indicate that's the amount the government is seeking to recoup for contracts Kilpatrick awarded to contractor friend and convicted co-conspirator Bobby Ferguson.

The Justice Department had argued Kilpatrick and Ferguson lined their pockets with nearly ten-million dollars.  U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds ruled the disgraced former mayor should be on the hook for 4.5-million of that.

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