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April 20, 2010

9:50 am: Kilpatrick faces deadline

DETROIT (AP) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick faces his most critical court hearing since he pleaded guilty and quit office in 2008.

A Wayne County judge is expected to decide Tuesday whether Kilpatrick has violated his probation in the criminal case. He could be locked up.

Prosecutors say Kilpatrick hasn’t paid enough toward his $1 million restitution to Detroit.

Kilpatrick faces a Tuesday deadline to pay $240,000. Allies scraped up just half of another special payment that was due in February. Lawyers say he can only afford his regular $3,000 monthly obligation.

Kilpatrick now lives near Dallas. He resigned as mayor in 2008 and spent 99 days in jail after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice and no contest to assault, all related to a sex scandal with his chief of staff.

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