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.
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.