Kwame Kilpatrick Released After 99-Day Bid

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DETROIT — Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick left jail early Tuesday morning with a new look, an apparent new appreciation for freedom and a new high-powered lawyer who said he doesn’t have any plans to sue anybody … yet.

Emerging from the Wayne County Jail situated across an alley from Detroit Police headquarters, a slimmer and shaggier Kilpatrick paused in the doorway of the Andrew C. Baird Detention Center around 12:30 a.m.

While his new attorney, Willie Gary, said Kilpatrick would have nothing to say, the 38-year-old ex-mayor looked around with a somewhat bewildered expression. Through the thick beard that replaced his formerly closely cropped whiskers, he flashed a smile. Then he plowed toward a waiting Chevrolet Suburban as a phalanx of large and nattily attired escorts tried to form a wall against reporters and photographers.

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