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Detroit Mayor Bing: Time to 'move forward'

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says it's time to "move forward" following the verdict in the corruption trial of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Bing says in a statement Monday that he's "pleased" that the trial has ended and the city can "put this negative chapter in Detroit's history behind us."

Bing says it's "time for all of us to move forward with a renewed commitment to transparency and high ethical standards in our city government."

Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of federal corruption charges, ensuring a return to prison for a man once among the nation's youngest big-city leaders.

The verdict comes as the cash-strapped city faces the possible appointment of an emergency manager to oversee its finances.