FOX 2 – President Donald Trump has former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on his final pardon list, whose sentence is to be commuted upon leaving office Wednesday, according to a release from the White House early Wednesday morning

Conversion of the verdict results in a 20-year prison sentence of 28 years Kilpatrick served seven years for corruption and extortion in office He was Detroit Mayor from 2001 to 2008 He was convicted in 2013 and has since lost his appeal

DETROIT – 4th SEPTEMBER: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reads a Dec. September 2008 at his Detroit, Michigan office Kilpatrick accepted a deal in the SMS scandal involving his confession of three crimes and

The official press release states: “President Trump has commuted the ruling of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick, This conversion is being heavily influenced by prominent members of the Detroit community, Alveda King, Alice Johnson, Diamond and Silk, Pastor Paula White, Peter Karmanos, Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo of the Michigan House of Representatives, Representative Karen Whitsett of the Michigan House of Assisted Representatives and more than 30 religious leaders

“Mr. Kilpatrick spent approximately 7 years in prison for serving in public office. During his incarceration, Mr. Kilpatrick taught public speaking classes and led Bible study groups with fellow inmates “

A Reuters report just before midnight claimed that Trump would apologize to Kilpatrick but did not name sources Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post, who posted on Twitter that Kilpatrick was also on the pardons list, added the reports, before it became known that his verdict should be commuted

Quoting an unnamed White House source, Dawsey tweeted, “THE PARDONS ARE IN Steve Bannon gets an Elliott Broidy too, Lil Wayne and Kwame Kirkpatrick too. The full list of grace is 143 More details to follow Snowden, Assange and Giuliani are not on the list Also no family members on the list “

DETROIT – 28 OCTOBER: Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (R) stands with his attorneys in Wayne County Circuit Court for his conviction on Jan. Detroit, Michigan October 2008 Kilpatrick will be in prison for 4 months on a plea

He was Mayor of Detroit from 2001 to 2008. Despite his imprisonment, Kilpatrick has maintained his innocence and challenged his case on multiple occasions

In November, State Rep. Karen Whitsett told FOX 2 that Kilpatrick would be released from prison. Last May, Whitsett claimed Kilpatrick was being released from prison for COVID-19, but that was not true

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