Kilpatrick Fired After Hearing Ends

Tuesday, May 25, 2010  |  Updated 12:15 PM CDT
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Kilpatrick Fired After Hearing Ends

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been fired from his job as a medical software salesman for Dallas-based Covisint.

Covisint's parent company says in a statement Tuesday that "Kwame Kilpatrick will be off the Compuware Corporation payroll at the end of the month."

The statement continues: "We don't have any choices. It's an unfortunate situation, and we feel bad for his family, but our hands are tied."

Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner sentenced Kilpatrick to up to 5 years in prison Tuesday for violating the terms of his probation stemming from his conviction for lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff.

Compuware Chair Peter Karmanos defended Kilpatrick's hiring in 2009, but warned further trouble could mean termination.

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