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Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s appeal of a public corruption conviction, ending his bid to overturn a decision that sent him to prison for 28 years.

The court announced its decision not to review the case on its order list Monday without comment. The majority of cases petitioned to the court are rejected without comment.

The court’s other choices with Kilpatrick’s case — as with any other petition it receives — were to accept the petition and schedule a hearing or issue a summary judgement and send it back to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to be reconsidered.

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