DETROIT (WXYZ) - There are conflicting reports about whether or not former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was offered a plea deal stemming from the federal charges filed against him in 2010.
Today a Detroit News report surfaced saying Kilpatrick rejected a deal that would have him serve 15 years in prison. But Kilpatrick’s attorney James Thomas says there have been no discussions about any sort of plea.
Kilpatrick was hit with a 38-count indictment in December 2010, as was his father Bernard Kilpatrick and others. They face racketeering, fraud and bribery charges.
The case involves mountains of evidence including wiretaps, video, witness testimony and text messages. If Kilpatrick is found guilty of the charges, he could face years behind bars.
Thomas tells 7 Action News that right now he's preparing to go to trial, which is scheduled to start in September.
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