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Kwame Kilpatrick, the disgraced former Detroit mayor who moved to North Texas, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption that turned city hall into a pay-to-play parlor.

He will likely serve his prison sentence in Texas.

Kilpatrick was convicted earlier this year of two dozen crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, bribery and extortion. There was evidence of shakedowns, kickbacks and strong-arm tactics to reap tens of thousands of dollars and other benefits from people who wanted city business, The Associated Press reported.

The sentence was a victory for prosecutors, who had recommended Kilpatrick serve at least 28 years in prison. Defense attorneys argued for no more than 15 years.