Ex-Detroit mayor wants out of prison, seeks Trump's help

The 47-year-old Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced in 2013 to 28 years in prison for corruption during his years in office


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DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is ready to leave federal prison and is seeking a little help from President Donald Trump.

The request is part of a Facebook blog called "The Freedom and Justice Trust." The writer identified himself in the post as Kwame M. Kilpatrick.

In this May 25, 2010 file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Detroit courtroom. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
In this May 25, 2010 file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Detroit courtroom. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

He writes that he's received a pardon from God and prays to receive "the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well."

Trump recently commuted the life sentence of a woman convicted of drug trafficking. He also posthumously pardoned boxing's first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, who was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury of violating the Mann Act for traveling with his white girlfriend.

The 47-year-old Kilpatrick was sentenced in 2013 to 28 years in prison for corruption during his years in office.

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