“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.
The IRS alleged during his time in office Kilpatrick spent $1.5 million, which the agent said exceeded his salary by $840,000.
Rosendall testified he once stuck $300 in a gum wrapper and delivered it to Bernard Kilpatrick because he said he needed money to buy his grandkids Christmas presents.
“The mayor said cool and that was it,” reporter Vickie Thomas said, recounting Miller’s testimony about Kilpatrick’s reaction to opening the envelope full of $100 bills in an Asian Village restaurant bathroom.
A nasty fall by defense attorney Susan Van Dusen on Monday tripped up the trial this week and caused federal prosecutors to re-direct their focus on new allegation not detailed in the 100 page indictment.