Video: Ex-Detroit mayor, out of jail

updated 2/3/2009 2:54:30 AM ET 2009-02-03T07:54:30

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick emerged from jail after serving a 99-day sentence, greeted in the cold by about two dozen reporters and a handful of onlookers.

The 38-year-old Kilpatrick left the downtown Detroit facility wearing a dark suit just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. He looked thinner and his beard was fuller than when he entered jail at the end of October.

The Democrat waved as he was whisked away in a blue Chevrolet Suburban, part of a multi-vehicle caravan that drove off in the snow and into the early morning darkness.

Admitted to lying in trial
Kilpatrick and his ex-chief of staff admitted to lying during a 2007 whistle-blowers' trial about a romantic relationship and their role in a police official's firing. Sexually explicit text messages contracted their testimony.

Defense attorney Willie E. Gary said Kilpatrick will be heading to Texas for a job interview on Wednesday.

Kilpatrick must return to Detroit by Feb. 9.

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