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IRS Hits Kwame Kilpatrick with Massive Tax Bill

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DETROIT, December 2, 2022 ~ Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been issued a bill from the Internal Revenue Service for more than $634,000 in unpaid taxes. The levy aims at recouping revenue owed mostly from his time in office, where Kilpatrick lived a lavish lifestyle bankrolled through corruption and bribes.

The bill comes after the IRS filed a lien on property that the former mayor owns in Georgia, where Kilpatrick and his family had moved to start a ministry. Additionally, federal prosecutors tried to seize crowdfunding money from Kilpatrick and his wife’s PayPal and crowdfunding accounts, which were being used to solicit donations to buy an $800,000 Florida home and provide for their son. Those funds had been moved before officials could seize them.


December 2, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Lloyd Jackson updates Kevin and Tom on the IRS hitting Kwame Kilpatrick with a bill for unpaid taxes.

(CONTINUED) Federal officials have refused to reveal any terms of payment that might exist, and it is unclear whether Kilpatrick has been making payments or is negotiating with the IRS.

Kilpatrick resigned from office in 2008 after being found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice. He was later found guilty of mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering, and was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison. His sentence was commuted in 2021 by President Donald Trump.