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US judge who sentenced ex-Detroit mayor reflects on case

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A federal judge who in 2013 sentenced Kwame Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison says she has no regrets but feels bad for the former Detroit mayor's family.

U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds discussed the case Monday with The Detroit News after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Kilpatrick's request to overturn his corruption conviction and sentence.

Edmunds says: "it was the most significant and most stressful matter that I have ever handled."

Kilpatrick's request was made after a federal appeals court said in October it had no interest in taking a second look at the case.

Kilpatrick's attorney, Harold Gurewitz, says he's "disappointed" about the high court's decision.

In 2013, Kilpatrick was found guilty of tax evasion and bribery. He quit office in another scandal in 2008.

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