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.
Jurors have heard opening statements in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and two other defendants.
Will Kwame Kilpatrick be tried in Detroit or elsewhere on federal corruption charges? That’s the question to be answered in court this afternoon
An FBI sting operation has led to bribery and drug charges against a former Pontiac City Council member.
“We have and will continue to cooperate with the grand jury by supplying all records that are requested,” Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said.
WWJ’s Vickie Thomas said, of 10 potential jurors quizzed Thursday, two African Americans were dismissed — causing visible reaction from the defendants
Jury selection picks back up on Thursday in the federal corruption trial against former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.