Deadline for disgraced mayor to leave mansion

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit's mayor has a deadline for moving out of the city's official mayoral residence now that he has pleaded guilty and is resigning.

Officials say Kwame Kilpatrick and his wife and three sons are expected to be out of the city's Manoogian Mansion by midnight on Sept. 18. Kilpatrick also has until that day to vacate his offices at City Hall.

City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr., who is set to take over as mayor Sept. 19, says Kilpatrick told him Monday that meeting the deadline wouldn't be a problem.

Kilpatrick resigned last week and pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice. He also pleaded no contest to one count of assault. He will serve four months in jail and five years probation after an Oct. 28 sentencing.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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