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      Sentencing starts for ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick

      Kilpatrick is in Detroit federal court to get his sentence for corruption while in office. He entered court in handcuffs Thursday, shortly after 10 a.m., wearing prison clothes.
      DETROIT (AP) - An extraordinary court hearing is underway in the corruption case of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick is in Detroit federal court to get his sentence for corruption while in office. He entered court in handcuffs Thursday, shortly after 10 a.m., wearing prison clothes. He's been in custody since his conviction last March. Defense attorney Margaret Raben gave him a warm touch on his left forearm as he sat next to her. The government is asking for at least 28 years in prison, while Kilpatrick hopes the sentence doesn't exceed 15 years. He quit the mayor's office in 2008.(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)