Ken Kalthoff, NBCDFW.com
A prison spokesman says the Michigan parole board has voted to release former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Prisons spokesman Russ Marlan said Friday that Kilpatrick will be released no earlier than July 24, after more than a year in custody for violating probation in a criminal case that forced him out of office in 2008.
Kilpatrick will be free to prepare for trial in 2012 on unrelated federal corruption charges.
Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in 2008 in a case that was tied to his cover up of an extramarital affair with his chief of staff.
He was sent to prison in May 2010 by a judge who said the ex-mayor had misled authorities and failed to turn over certain assets toward his $1 million restitution to Detroit.
The Kilpatrick family once lived in a $1 million Southlake home but moved in July 2010 to a more modest $235,000 home in hte Mira Lagos neighborhood of South Grand Prairie.