Christine Beatty, former top aide and undercover lover to disgraced Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick, has agreed to serve a 120-day jail term and five years probation, according to the Detroit Free Press. Beatty will be sentenced on January 5, 2009, for her part in the 2007 text-message sex scandal that resulted in two police officers’ dismal from the force.
Similar to the terms met by Kilpatrick, Beatty will also have to pay restitution in the amount of $100,000 to the City of Detroit and will not be allowed to pursue a law degree.
The New York Times reports that Beatty wiped tears from her eyes before admitting, “I lied under oath,” as the judge read the terms of her deal.
Beatty is a divorced mother of two who has known Kilpatrick since they were in high school. Kilpatrick is currently serving his own four-month sentence at the Wayne County Jail, which he received as part of his deal for pleading guilty to two counts of perjury. He’s expected to be released in February 2009.
Beatty’s attorneys have said they will give a statement to the press at 3:00 P.M. EST today.
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