Will Jailed Mayor See Any Proceeds From His Book?

June 8, 2011  |  

(Detroit Free Press) — That didn’t take long.  Less than a week after Kwame Kilpatrick’s memoir went on sale for $26.95, Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner scheduled a June 15 hearing on Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s bid to block the former Detroit mayor from getting his cut. Worthy wants to use any proceeds Kilpatrick could get from the book, which will not be shipped until late July, to help pay down the $860,000 he still owes in restitution.  The Web site for the publisher of “Surrendered: The Rise, Fall & Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick,” says authors receive half of all profits.  The Associated Press quoted Kilpatrick last week as saying: “Any money that I make — any dime, any penny I make — will go to pay restitution.”

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