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.
Of 138 people ordered to appear for a two-day show cause hearing to explain why they failed to appear for jury duty in Wayne County Circuit Court, just over fifty people responded on the first day.
A Detroit-area woman who was removed from a jury for commenting about the case on Facebook has been ordered to pay $250 and write an essay about the constitutional right to a fair trial.
A judge removed a juror from a trial in suburban Detroit after the young woman wrote on Facebook that the defendant was guilty. The problem? The trial wasn’t over.