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Lawyer: Ex-Detroit mayor’s payments back on track

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DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer for Detroit’s former mayor says his client’s up to date — and even early — with monthly restitution payments in the criminal case that drove him from office.

Lawyer Michael Alan Schwartz says Kwame Kilpatrick sent a $9,500 check overnight. It represents $3,500 owed from May and $6,000 due June 15.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office asked a judge last week to determine why authorities haven’t tried to revoke Kilpatrick’s probation.

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Kilpatrick pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice and no contest to assault, all related to lies and a text-message scandal over an affair with his chief of staff. Kilpatrick spent 99 days in jail and owes $1 million to Detroit.

There was no immediate comment Monday from the prosecutor’s office.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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