"A man with the charisma and ability of Mr. Kilpatrick chose to use his talents on personal aggrandizement and enrichment when he had the potential to do so much for the city," declared Judge Nancy Edmunds, as per the AP. Prior to the sentence, Kilpatrick took the high road: "I'm ready to go so the city can move on," he said. "The people here are suffering, they're hurting. A great deal of that hurt I accept responsibility for." Kilpatrick has a long history of trouble, including a sexting scandal that led to his resignation from office.