Kwame Kilpatrick’s Wife Loses Her Home After Husband Goes to Prison

GM styleWhen it rains, it pours.  Years ago, no one would have ever predicted that Kwame Kilpatrick and his family would be nearly destitute.  But things can change in a second, especially if you’re not careful.  Kwame is now in prison and his wife Carlita, has hit some tough financial times in Texas.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Carlita has lost her home to foreclosure and her household items were out on the curb.  The family was renting the 5,000 square foot home for $2,600 per month and now they can’t afford the rent.    According to Dallas real estate agent Will Butler, Carlita Kilpatrick was not evicted.  However, the owner of the home has decided not to renew her lease.

The house is on the market again for a slightly higher price of $2,799 per month.

The family is getting some help from their church, “Potter’s House.” Her neighbors say that there was a great deal of furniture out on the curb.

“There was a lot of furniture. It was a lot of stuff there … the kind of stuff that you keep,” said a neighbor.

Right after her husband was sent to prison, Carlita lost her job working for the city of Duncanville, Texas.   Officials say that she didn’t meet the requirements for the job.  Her husband, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was sent to prison along with his long-time friend Bobby Ferguson, on a total of 34 counts.  They both face up to 20 years.

Carlita has not been charged with a crime.  The family also owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution to the city of Detroit for lawsuits that were caused during Kilpatrick’s administration.  Recently, Detroit became the biggest city in American history to declare bankruptcy.  Many attribute Detroit’s financial woes to the corruption that occurred during the Kilpatrick Administration.  Nearly a decade ago, Kilpatrick was hailed as a “Hip-Hop Mayor,” being the youngest to ever run the city of Detroit.  But it now appears that his immaturity and lack of experience may have led to his demise.

 

 

131 Responses to Kwame Kilpatrick’s Wife Loses Her Home After Husband Goes to Prison

  1. Kevin Frederick

    I am a lifelong Detroit resident…I just think it’s so sad that Kwame’s kids have to suffer embarassment and ridicule; but you can’t tell me Carlita didn’t know what was going on! He helped jack up the whole city!..

    • That city was jacked up, before he was born!

      • I HAVE BEEN IN DETROIT FOR MORE THAN 50YRS… YOUR STATEMENT IS MORE THAN AN OVERREACH…’IT’S A BALDHEADED LIE!

    • Dirty negroes are so mournful when one of their own finally gets what he deserves. Birds of a feather flock together. Sometimes I believe the average negro is a dirty low life crook who cant be trusted with power and do exactly what this criminal did. You can know who they are, by their responses to justice being served on this pathetic excuse for a human being.

      Why would any decent person waste their breath feeling sorry for a creep who finally gets the punishment he deserves.

  2. I’m from Detroit and Kwame brought a lot of business to the city when he was mayor but he listened to the wrong people ie; his father & that caused his demise amongst other things. But Carlita needs to do what every other single parent is doing and that’s getting a job she’s qualified for & work to take care of her boys because hubby is not coming home anytime soon.

    • You are correct..It can be done.”Woman Up”!!

    • he brought heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, pot businesses we know.

      and t.d. jakes helps this co-criminal single mother, but the poor single mother whose only crime is bringing her child into the world, gets none. that’s why black churches get nothing from me any more

  3. Oh please.those Of us who may now lose our retirement and Of course our homes certainly are not expected to now feel sorry for this joker or his wife. I only feel sorry for The kids and pray they not be as scandalous as their parents and yes i am casting a stone and i dont want to hear it, especially if its not happening to you

    • Janp: I agree with you, I get a headache just thinking of how losing my retirement would affect my life.

      I still can’t believe a city can do this to citizens who earned every d**n cent of it.

      She lost a nice home but many other’s are about to lose their livelihood.

  4. Thats why older women tell us to have a nest egg put up. So if something like this happens, you won’t be totally destitute. Plus if you just run into run of the mill problems, you can help your spouse get the family out of a jam

    • Latrice you so right and that is the best advice that I have seen on this blog so far.All women married or not should start a little next egg and put it aside.Not saying something bad is going to happen but it is beautiful feeling to know okay this is put aside in case of a rainy day.

  5. GOD will renew her Strength, Black women are the strongest women on the Planet.

  6. Pray for the boys, The older boys are at a time in their life when a Father means the most. They have had to grow up quick , fast and in a hurry. As for their mother, It’s time to be a Big Girl now and raise your boys with God’s help.

  7. When BLACKS do EVIL/WRONG to get UP-IN-THIS-WORLD and live among the RICH, and have the finest of everything it want work for LONG.There are always something farther UP-THE-ROAD waiting for you and when you FALL from GRACE you destory your whole family. There are only ONE-RACE-of people that can do WRONG/EVIL and get away with it and that’s the WHITE RACE. (THINK ABOUT IT!)

  8. Phylicia Zachary

    Are we supposed to feel sad for her, because she sat by while this man helped to destroy what was once one of America’s great cities, thereby putting the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of black people in jeopardy? She can get out and work, save money, and get by like the rest of us are doing. And her husband can rot in you know where for tricky-dicking Detroiters over. Disgusting, no matter how d**n phine he is!

    • When was it a beautiful city???? Up until the late seventies…then, the decline started in the 80′s…
      Don’t you ignorant black fools blame everything on the Kilpatrick’s!

      Just gotta have hate for other black people! But white people who happen to dominate the h**l out of everything …didn’t have a secret hand in it!

  9. I lived in Detroit until 2 yrs.ago. Was there during the time all this KK mess went down. I voted for him the first time but his actions in & out of the city was embarrassing to say the least.He didn’t get my vote the second time. The “hip-hop” mayor acting like a kid with both hands in the cookie jar & all his family & friends had a cookie or two also (friends & family plan). The city’s finances /coffers were his personal bank accounts and when that wasn’t enough, he raised our city taxes & took away services, closed schools, libraries, community centers, turned off city street lights, etc. to save money…for him to eat well, attend out of state sporting events, wine & dine women other than his wife & take family on expensive vacations, all on our dimes. I don’t feel sorry for any the adults in this family, his father, Bernard,who got the ball of corruption rolling the night he won the 1st. election & helped steal the 2nd.term. You had to pay his dad for an appointment to see the mayor for the opportunity for potential business with the city. If you didn’t get it, oh well, dad is paid anyway. Calling it a consulting fee. And his momma, former congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatricks, I liked her, at first, standing by her “Mr.Mayor”, and lying. I guess she just didn’t want to believe her son was a crook. He lost her job for her, that’s what she gets, making a public announcement in the hood/hood where most of his support came from asking if “Yall Gon Let Then Do This To Yalls Boy?”…uh..Yeah! His sister calling the citizens of Detroit idiots because we didn’t know what was happening, getting ripped off, right under our noses. And poor-poor Carlita,she knew what was happening. Even after all KK’s dirty laundry was aired along with those nasty/s****l text mesg. to his chief of staff/best friend’s wife, she stayed with him. Because she knew the money her husband & his friend, Ferguson, stole (millions, I mean millions)were in a Swiss bank account somewhere. Well, until he & Ferguson had to use it to defend themselves in court & lost. Carlita stayed for the money, now lack there of. My concern if for the 3 boys. They had to watch their dad’s bad behavior displayed in public, in the courts, in the city he said he loved. Lawd, this is one time I pray they these sons didn’t listen to their dad. KK should have never listened to his or he wouldn’t be in this mess. Find a job Lady K, rent an apartment, h**l ask for assistance for awhile until you get on your feet. Many Detroiters had to do just that when your husband was in office. Take a bite,as much as you can chew, swallow it, it taste just fine.

  10. Where is her big time parents they are allowing this to happen to their daughter and grand-kids in public view, mouth say anything!

  11. You cannot foreclose on a renter. The owner chose not to renew their lease. Nowhere in the article does it say his home is in foreclosure. Who writes this stuff?

  12. Foreclosure isn’t when renters don’t pay rent, it’s when homeowners don’t pay mortgages. Apparently Mrs. Kilpatrick isn’t the only person who could benefit from a financial literacy course.

  13. JOYCE RICHARDSON

    I pray for restoration for this family we all mess up sometime, they can start again praise the Lord.

  14. So sad to hear all this…I hope their children will be ok.

  15. Carlita lost her job because she was not qualified?? Why the h**l did they hire her in the first place, sounds funny to me, she probably lost it due to what her husband was involved in. Just go out and find yourself a job and take care of your kids, that is what other Black women do when the man has left. Oh yes she knew what her husband was doing and was enjoying every minute of it, all I can say is “for the love of money.”

  16. I agree with Latrice. It would be nice to have a nest egg of money put away for the hard times, however, in this day and time jobs are hard to find, and if you have a job the average person is one paycheck away from being homeless. People are living from paycheck to paycheck and barely making it. We shouldn’t laugh or say karma has come back to get Carlita, we should all lift her up in prayer and pray that God take care of her and her children’s needs. Kwame is in prison, not Carlita, nor her children.

  17. AMERICAN GREED!!

  18. Shardae Taylor

    At one point she could afford the payments never said she didnt make them but for her la d lord to put her things on the street just because she didnt want to renew her contract is crazy but it happens. Just seen it happen to a friend. It takes time and income to move into a new place and that land lord is crazy hope she gets what she asking for. And for ppl who ask why she rents why buy??? Me and my husband will NEVER by a 30 yr loan with how the market is up and down and how we move I work for a mortgage company one of the biggest and ive seen ppl mortgage lower than my rent h**l no different and when I retire I want an rv and to travel to world not doing that paying a mortgage.

  19. MR KWAME KILPATRICK ,PLEASE EXPOSE THE FRAUDS IN THE DEMORAT PARTY THAT SET YOU UP PLEASE EXPOSE THE BLACK SO CALLED LEADERS THAT ARE FEDERAL AGENTS.
    .
    PLEASE SIR, TALK ABOUT THE PREACHERS AND SO CALLED CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS THAT ARE WORKING WITH THE GOV’T.
    .
    TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT BLACK/AFRO AMERICANS SHOULD NOT VOTE EITHER ONE OF THESE RACIST PARTIES, AND HOW WE NEED TO DETACH FROM THIS SYSTEM.
    .
    WE NEED RESOURCE BASED LIVING.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDhSgCsD_x8

  20. It does not always follow that a younger person cannot run the City Government because it really depends on the character of a person. Perhaps Kilpatrick was just too ambitious that he forgot what he is in for. Too bad for his family. They’re having a hard life now.

  21. yep a jig that steals from its own labeled a hero
    only in the black coonmunity.
    hey detroiters keep electing black folk to run detroit.
    because u dont trust white folk.

  22. It’s a bad situation all around. It’s a reminder that if we choose to do wrong, it not only impacts the person who’s doing the dirt, but also those who are closest to them. Not only is his wife suffering, but his mother saw her political career go bust due in part to his misdeeds.

  23. Oh wow as i read all these comments i cant believe some of the things im reading omg who are we to judge no mattee how good we are doing or how bad god can still take u down a peg or 2 never sit too high up where ur looking down your nose on someone else i pray for them as a family unit and encourage her to be strong in god word and to khami repent and fall to your knees brother only god can help u now

  24. What i dont understand is i thought he did his time in jail and got out and move him and his family to texas for a fresh new start so im lost did something else happen for him to go back to jail i must have missed a story somewhere but heres the thing this is a man whom the people of detriot has chosen for their mayor for countless terms so he was a well liked man during those years and when the charges came they still stood behind him until he moved from their town

  25. I pray for the wife, especially the babies… It is dreadful;;; C. knew All About Everything; she went to bed with a low-life, disrespectful creature of unknown dark and troubled principles; he is the last work of Dirty Politics just total corruption, no decency; The whole d**n political gang in D. Michigan is in the prison system; White & Black. The format of political representation, i.e., oversight/by politician Conyers married a too young woman who was indeed a Crook; she laughed in his face, he had no control, no respect; she knowing the position he held in Washington, she was thrown in Jail/prison their children taking government privileges this is a rotten role model of the parents for the children; same as KK and his SORRY Father; father & son going to prison together. I pray that C. can use this despicable situation to Shake Loose; Find +Jesus and move On Higher with the children. Shame,and Crooks, run Rampant in the Mean streets of D.M. the defunct City. Lord have Mercy… Soooooo Sad!!!

  26. Not defending his wrong but it is upsetting because there alot of people doing the very same type of stuff but will never go down because of who they are and what they look like

  27. sally01@comcast.net

    ITS IRONIC THAT OUR MAYOR’S TROUBLE ARE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, THE MAYOR OF HAMTRAMCK MI, HAD MORE FELONY COUNTS AGAINST HIM THAN KWAME K. ALL HE GOT WAS A DEMOTION FROM HIS JOB, HE GOT FIRED. ITS AS IF THE MOB, WHO RUNS THE CITY OF DETROIT GOT ANGRY BECAUSE HE STOPPED THEIR MONEY FLOW AND PUT THE MONEY IN TO BLACK PEOPLE HANDS , WHO BETTER DESERVE IT AND THEY ARE OUT TO DESTROY KK FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS OF REVENUE, I HOPE THAT MISS K. WORTHY REMEMBERS ONE THING IF SHE GETS OUT OF LINE AND REFUSE TO DO WHAT THE MOB WANTS THEY WILL HAVE A NUMBER FOR HER CHEST TOO. THIS IS A GREAT LESSON FOR THE CITIZENS OF DETROIT. ALL THIS IS A SMOKE SCREEN TO TAKE OUR CITY OVER AND GIVE DUGGAN AND HIS CRONIES A CHANCE TO TRIPPLE THE MONEY THEY WILL REAPED FOR THE TAKEOVER. THERE IS AN INVISIBLE PRESENCE IN OUR CITY TO CONTROL OUR CITY ITS ALL A BIG JOKE BEING PLAYED ON THE AFRICAN PEOPLE. SAME GAME PLAN DIFFERENT TIME.

  28. There is so much mental illness in the black community. Some of us will support black criminality and debauchery even when its committed against our own people. You all are supporting this negro who is nothing but a thug and who stole out of your pockets and bamboozled you. And hip hop mayor? Are you serious?? There have been young white men elected mayor none were referred to as rock and roll mayor. No one will ever take us seriously as a people as long as we keep supporting buffoons and coonery.

    • cosign Devon. they support negroes in high position who do evil. their children listen and get the msg that doing evil is the way to success, and when they end up in jail, it is because of racism, not their immorale values LOL

  29. Devon,

    Are you saying “young,white men” are better stock? Time to get out from
    under that roc3k…

    Jake

  30. Leave this woman and children alone. Im sure her and her kids are goin thru enuff. Its really none of our business the hardship that she is going thru right now. Keep your head up Carlita and may God bless u and your children

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>