CHICAGO - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was expected to plead guilty to felony charges this morning as part of a deal that likely will result in the once-popular young mayor resigning from office and possibly serving jail time.

Kilpatrick faces 10 felony counts in two separate criminal trials. An assistant Wayne County prosecutor late yesterday reportedly sent out an email saying that the mayor would plead guilty to at least some of the eight felonies he faces stemming from testimony in a 2007 police whistleblower trial. The email said Kilpatrick would plead guilty late yesterday, but the appearance in court was later delayed until this morning.

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