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State Will Hike Kilpatrick Restitution Payments

12/08/2011 08:53 am ET

State prison officials will force Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to make higher restitution payments amid concerns he is hiding assets and living beyond his means.

A state prison official told The Detroit News on Wednesday that Kilpatrick's monthly payment probably will rise from $160 to about $500 -- a 212-percent increase.

The development is emerging as new figures indicate Kilpatrick's nationwide tour in support of his recently released autobiography is a financial failure.

Despite visiting several cities and giving a speech at Eastern Michigan University, Kilpatrick, 41, reported no income in November, Michigan Corrections Department spokesman Russ Marlan said.

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