DETRIOT (WDIV/CNN) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in federal prison.
He was convicted in March of two dozen federal charges, including racketeering, extortion and the filing of false tax returns.
Kilpatrick was accused of using the mayor's office to enrich himself and associates.
The government asked for a minimum sentence of 28 years in jail.
The defense said he should get no more than 15 years.
The judge said she will recommend Kilpatrick be sent to a prison in Texas where his family lives.
Thirty-four other people have been convicted in the public corruption scandal.
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