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Former Detroit mayor seeks public funds for legal bills

Handout booking mug of former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick
Handout booking mug of former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking the court system for more of the public’s cash for his appeal.

The disgraced ex-politician is serving a 28-year sentence for corruption and is seeking 24-thousand dollars to pay a second lawyer to work on appealing the conviction and sentence.  His defense attorney says he needs help reviewing over 12-thousand pages of transcripts and to do legal research.

The request was made through the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.