Bernard Kilpatrick wasn’t an extortionist but a sharp-elbowed consultant who did legitimate work for people who wanted business with the city, his attorney said during final arguments.
The stakes are high Tuesday as Detroit ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s attorney gest one final chance to convince a federal jury he is innocent.
A juror’s personal matter means there will be a day off in the middle of closing arguments in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
CBS Detroit will be live and local all morning at the closing arguments of the trial, so tune to WWJ Newsradio and check back HERE as the most explosive allegations are encapsulated for the jury.
“This jury has been very active,” Franks said. “(They have) asked the people to compare exhibits on the slides so they can compare information …The jury is very into the case. It’s perfect, I would think, for the prosecution.”
All the testimony and evidence has been presented and both sides have wrapped up their case in the Kwame Kilpatrick city hall corruption trial.
The week kicked off with a bit of a blow for the prosecution.
A judge says Wednesday will be the last day of testimony in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and two others.
McPhail told jurors Bell and Miller aren’t trustworthy.
Prosecutors have rested their case on the 64th day of trial against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
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