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Prosecutors recommend nearly 30 years for former Detroit mayor

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick stands in Wayne County Circuit Court as he accepts a plea agreement and resigns from office in Detroit, Michigan September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick stands in Wayne County Circuit Court as he accepts a plea agreement and resigns from office in Detroit, Michigan September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Prosecutors are asking a judge to give former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and contractor Bobby Ferguson nearly 30 years in prison when they are sentenced next Thursday in their federal corruption case.

In a memo filed in court Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office recommends Kilpatrick be sentenced to at least 28 years and Ferguson to 14-to-28 years behind bars   In March, Kilpatrick was found guilty of eleven counts and Ferguson was convicted on nine charges.

Kilpatrick's father Bernard was also found guilty of a single tax charge and faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced October 17th.

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