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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A lawyer for a former aide and ex-lover of Kwame Kilpatrick says his client won’t testify at the ex-Detroit mayor’s kickback and corruption trial. Christine Beatty is not on the witness lists for the defense, and prosecutors aren’t calling her either.

The 42-year-old Beatty was a recurring figure in testimony last week in the federal corruption case against Kilpatrick, his father Bernard, contractor Bobby Ferguson and ex-Detroit water chief Victor Mercado.

Kilpatrick faces tax, conspiracy, fraud, extortion and bribery charges.

The trial resumes Tuesday.

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