Appeals court has no interest in second look at Kilpatrick case

DETROIT (AP) - A federal appeals court has no interest in taking a second look at the corruption case of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

The decision means Kilpatrick will continue serving a 28-year prison sentence unless the U.S. Supreme Court decides to intervene, which is an extremely long shot.

In 2013, Kilpatrick was found guilty of two dozen crimes, from tax evasion to bribery. A three-judge panel in August affirmed the conviction, but Kilpatrick still had the right to ask the full appeals court to hear the case.

In an order filed last Wednesday, the court said no judge was interested in even taking a vote.

Kilpatrick's appeal centered on an alleged conflict among his trial attorneys, among other very technical reasons.

He quit office in another scandal in 2008.

Published: Mon, Oct 26, 2015