DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Corrections Department officials have kept former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on a tight leash, refusing many pleas to travel to Texas to see his family earlier in February.
Kilpatrick now is awaiting a verdict in his federal corruption trial. He wears an electronic tether, the result of violating parole in a 2008 criminal case that forced him out of office.
The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/15SJPaJ ) obtained emails showing Kilpatrick had repeatedly begged to travel to see his family. He also wanted to drive his wife and three children to the airport after they visited Detroit earlier this month and watched closing arguments. Each time the answer was no.
Kilpatrick even booked a flight to Dallas on Feb. 7. The plane left without him.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/