Kwame Kilpatrick back on tether during investigation into whether he violated his parole

(WXYZ) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been fitted with a GPS tether and is currently being confined to his mother's home in Michigan while the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) determines whether he violated his parole. 

MDOC says that means Kilpatrick cannot return to his home in Texas.

The MDOC says Kilpatrick was caught counting $2,000 on a Wal-Mart security camera this past December. The wire transfer came from Chicago religious leader, Pastor Corey Brooks. 

Kilpatrick is required to report all income to the MDOC.

Brooks says he sent Kilpatrick the money after receiving a letter from the former Detroit mayor pleading for help. In the letter, Kilpatrick says he and his family were broke due to legal fees, according to the MDOC.

The parole officer will spend about a week investigating whether Kilpatrick violated his parole. If the officer and supervisor conclude he did violate his parole, Kilpatrick will attend a preliminary hearing. 

Kilpatrick owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution as a result of his perjury conviction.

Kilpatrick, his father Bernard Kilpatrick and friend Bobby Ferguson are currently on trial in federal court for allegedly running a criminal enterprise out of the city of Detroit.

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