Detroit’s former first lady, Carlita Kilpatrick, has fallen on hard times in Texas, losing her job and her lease on the family’s extravagant 5,000-square-foot home. Claudia Garibay, Duncanville’s public information officer, said Carlita Kilpatrick was on a 180-day probation period and did not meet the requirements of the job. She did not elaborate, beyond confirming that Kilpatrick’s job officially ended July 10.
Kwame Kilpatrick, her husband, was on trial in Detroit federal court, where a jury in March convicted him and his longtime friend, Bobby Ferguson, on 34 counts combined. Both men face up to 20 years, maybe more, in prison for crimes including bribery and extortio
According to neighbors, the Kilpatricks’ furniture and numerous household belongings were out on the curb on trash pickup day July 15, three days before the family officially moved out of the five-bedroom home they rented for $2,600 a month.
According to Dallas real estate agent Will Butler, Carlita Kilpatrick was not evicted, but the owner of the house chose not to renew her lease. Butler did not elaborate, stating only that the house is now on the market to be leased again, this time for $2,799 a month.
It is not known where the Kilpatricks moved, but sources familiar with Carlita Kilpatrick’s plight said that the family’s church, The Potter’s House in Dallas, founded by Bishop T.D. Jakes, is helping them out. Officials with the Potter’s House have not returned calls or e-mails for comment to USA Today who launched this story!
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Neighbors said the Kilpatricks left a lot behind.
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