Former Kilpatrick aide Kandia Milton gets 14 months in jail

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Former Kwame Kilpatrick aide Kandia Milton has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison on corruption charges.

Prosecutors had recommended that Milton, who served as Kilpatrick's liaison to City Council, serve between 18 and 23 months in prison. In their sentencing recommendations prosecutors recommended a light sentence for Milton because of "his substantial assistance in the investigation of other criminal activity."

Milton, his brother DeDan Milton and former police officer Jerry Rivers have all pleaded guilty to charges relating to the sale of Camp Brighton.

The prosecution's sentencing recommendation also says the Milton has admitted to accepting money as part of the sale of the 8th Precinct police station to a developer and for helping a contractor get a service contract with the city.

In reacting to the sentence, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said, "This sentence properly balances the need to punish abuses of the public trust with consideration for substantial assistance in the government's investigation of others who have engaged in corruption."