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Money granted for another lawyer for Detroit's ex-mayor

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) -- Money is being granted for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to have a second lawyer to help appeal his 28-year prison sentence.

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court granted up to 24-thousand dollars for another lawyer for Kilpatrick. The former mayor says a second lawyer is needed to review more than 12-thousand pages of trial transcripts and provide legal research for the appeal of his racketeering conviction in March of last year.

Taxpayers will foot the bill for Kilpatrick's new lawyer.

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