Kwame Kilpatrick, former Detroit Mayor, has been granted early release after spending 7 years of a 28-year sentence.
Following Michigan state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo who in February led the charge by delivering a letter to President Donald Trump from Detroit leaders seeking clemency for Kilpatrick.
Millionaire businessman Peter Karmanos lobbied for a Kilpatrick pardon from Trump, while current Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan also expressed support.
Kwame Kilpatrick’s punishment of a 28-year sentence did not fit the crime.”
Michigan State representative Karen Whitsett said that she spoke with President Trump last night and that he said Kwame Kilpatrick would be one of 3,000 prisoners soon released.