“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.
Karl Kado was put under a rigorous cross-examination Tuesday, one day after telling jurors that he passed cash to then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father, Bernard Kilpatrick.
The former head of Detroit’s water department has pleaded guilty, six weeks into a corruption trial that also involves ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
A juror has been dismissed from the public corruption trial against Kwame Kilpatrick for getting a little too much shut-eye.
The final day of testimony this week in the federal corruption trial against ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Some have called it the “friends and family” plan and, on Thursday, federal prosecutors in the corruption trial of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick started outlining the money trail that started when he was in the state legislature.
After a day off for a Jewish holiday, the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is resuming in federal court.
A witness says he delivered $90,000 in cash to Kwame Kilpatrick in 2008 while the former Detroit mayor’s family was settling in Texas after his resignation from office.
A bank representative testified that Detroit’s ex-Mayor would usually make his credit card payments in cash, pulling as much as $3,000 from his pocket in $50 and $100 bills.