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Published:September 19th, 2008 19:31 EST
Kwame clears out of City Hall

Kwame clears out of City Hall

By Garrett Godwin

DETROIT, MI: Though he said the Motor City is setting him up for a comeback, Kwame Kilpatrick went out not with a bang, but with a whisper.  The media-prone former Mayor packed up his things yesterday at City Hall after resigning from office due to accepting a deal with the prosecution`s office to plead guilty for two counts of obstruction of justice and committing perjury as well as pleading no contest to another.

Kwame`s deal includes spending 120 days in jail (he may serve 100 of them); five years` probation, during which at that time, he would not run for office, and paying one million dollars in restitution. 

Still, Kwame didn`t go without getting and saying the last words due to his final statement to the people of Detroit before leaving:

"Being elected Mayor of Detroit, my hometown, was an honor and a privilege.  I want to thank everyone who supported me through the years.  I am proud of the fact that we, as a community, were able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time. ...... Thank you for the honor of serving you.  God bless Detroit."