Detroit mayor again violates bond conditions, prosecutor says

From the Associated Press

A prosecutor Monday accused Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick of violating his bond in an assault case by spending time over the weekend with his sister, one of 11 witnesses listed by authorities.

Kilpatrick and Ayanna Kilpatrick were together at their mother’s house Saturday, a day after he was released from jail after violating bond in a separate perjury case, said Doug Baker of the Michigan attorney general’s office.

The mayor is charged with assaulting two investigators who were trying to deliver a subpoena at his sister’s house in July in the perjury case.


In a court filing, Baker said the mayor had been ordered to have no contact with witnesses.

Kilpatrick’s defense team, however, believes the mayor is not in trouble. Attorney Jim Thomas said Magistrate Renee McDuffee clarified Friday that Kilpatrick could have contact with his sister.

District Judge Ronald Giles will hold a hearing on the matter today. Giles is the judge who sent Kilpatrick to jail last Thursday for violating his bond conditions in a perjury case involving Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty. The mayor traveled to Windsor, Canada, for city business July 23 without first notifying authorities.