DETROIT (WWJ) – The defense has finished giving closing arguments in the Kwame Kilpatrick and co-defendants corruption trial.
During the emotionally charged final statement, Bobby Ferguson’s Attorney Gerald Evelyn said Ferguson “earned every dime” he received through excavation and demolition work. He argued that Kwame Kilpatrick did not have enough power to force large successful companies to take Ferguson on as a subcontractor.
Evelyn got choked up as he quoted Martin Luther King.
But when co-counsel Mike Rataj was questioned about that by a reporter outside the courthouse — asked whether he thought the prosecution was racist — things got heated.