Doug Guthrie, Detroit News staff writer
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will step out of prison a free man early Tuesday.
But he'll have plenty on his plate, from strategizing with defense lawyers in his pending federal corruption and racketeering case to plugging his tell-all book.
"His job, at least for a while, will be promoting the book," said James Thomas, a lawyer representing Kilpatrick on the federal charges.
"He has to get out and support himself and his family. His job will be to be a motivational speaker or historical speaker.
"I don't have his itinerary, but there will be many public speaking engagements."
Kilpatrick won permission from both state and federal authorities to transfer his two-year parole to Texas in his conviction in the text message scandal.
He must report to authorities there within 24 hours of his release.
Kilpatrick also must make an "earnest effort to find employment," and his parole supervisor will set an amount and schedule for him toRead More »from Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick looking ahead