Supreme Court denies Kwame Kilpatrick's request for new trial

Kilpatrick's appeal denied by Supreme Court
Posted at 9:36 AM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 17:14:21-04

The Supreme Court has denied former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's request for a new trial.

A federal jury convicted Kilpatrick of racketeering, bribery, and other corruption charges back in 2013.  The ex-mayor is serving a 28 year prison sentence.

Kilpatrick has argued that his lawyer had a serious conflict of interest for the lengthy trial.

His appeal was sent to the justices for review.

Despite the denial, his case isn't completely dead. Kilpatrick can still try a habeas claim, but he'll have to pay for that himself.