The federal jury was hung on whether Bernard Kilpatrick was part of the RICO conspiracy. But they did agree that the 72-year-old lied about his income on his 2005 taxes.
In March, the jury convicted Kilpatrick of a felony tax crime.
Federal prosecutors want Bernard Kilpatrick to spend between 27 and 33 months in prison. They say through his Maestro consulting business, Kilpatrick declared income of $1.3 million while his son was in office – mostly for work he did not do. During that same time, Kilpatrick also deposited more than $605,000 in cash.
Bernard Kilpatrick's lawyer, John Shea, argued that Kilpatrick did do legitimate work and he had previously asked the judge to sentence his client to only probation – or just a very small amount of prison time.
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