Fmr. Detroit Mayor Expected to be Released Aug. 2

Friday, Jul 8, 2011  |  Updated 11:01 AM CDT
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Kilpatrick Release Expected Aug. 2

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Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick appears in Wayne County Circuit Court September 4, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan.

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A prison release date has been set for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after authorities arranged to transfer his parole to Texas.

The Detroit Free Press reports his release is scheduled for Aug. 2.

Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan says the department was alerted Thursday that officials in Texas accepted the task of supervising Kilpatrick.

The Michigan parole board voted last month to release Kilpatrick from state prison.

Kilpatrick is expected to rejoin his wife and three sons in a Dallas suburb. He's also facing federal charges.

Kilpatrick quit office in 2008 when he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. He was sent to prison in May 2010 by a judge who said the ex-mayor failed to turn over certain assets toward his $1 million restitution.

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