Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick looking to disqualify judge in his case

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Posted at 6:27 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 06:27:04-04

(WXYZ) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is making another push to get out of prison.

He is looking to disqualify U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds.

He claims she had a conflict of interest while presiding over his case.

A motion filed in federal court claims the judge had a personal and professional relationship with James Thomas, who is Kilpatrick's former lawyer.

The former mayor says that prevented him from receiving a fair trial.

Kilpatrick is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence. He has been unsuccessful in his atteempts to appeal his conviction.