Cheater: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
Date Of Affair: 2002 - 2008
Cheating can land you in hot water but what about behind bars? In the case of Christine Beatty, the ex-Chief of Staff for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, it surely did as both got caught lying under oath about their long-standing extramarital affair and other misdeeds like firing Deputy Police Chief Gary Brown who was investigating allegations of various misconduct by the Kilpatrick's staff and family, including drunk driving accidents, falsified overtime records and a wild party with nude dancers and violence at the mayor's mansion.
Tens of thousands of text messages between the married (to other folks) Beatty and Kilpatrick on their city issued pagers were dug up by The Detroit Free Press that showed city business was not the only thing the two discussed. Graphic sexting, proof they used city funds for romantic vacations and talk about worrying they would get caught led to their convictions. Beatty, who agreed to pay $100,000 restitution to the city, served 69 days for obstruction of justice and was released on March 16, 2009.