Sentenced: Former Motown Mayor Headed back to Jail

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(CBS) - The former mayor of Detroit, Michigan is headed to prison.

Judge David Groner sentenced Kwame Kilpatrick to a minimum of one and a half years and a maximum of five years in prison for violating his probation.

In issuing the sentence, Groner said Tuesday that probation no longer applied to Kilpatrick's case. The court said it believed Kilpatrick lied on the stand during a lengthy restitution hearing. The hearing was held to determine his assets and ability to repay.

Groner said it appeared Kilpatrick had not been rehabilitated during his initial jail stay. Kilpatrick spent about 100 days in jail after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in a civil lawsuit.

The court also ruled that as a condition of parole, Kilpatrick would have to complete his restitution payments to the city of Detroit.

He still owes about 800-thousand-dollars.