The City Hall corruption case jury was sent home around 11 a.m. after a juror fell ill. Deliberations will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday in federal court in Detroit.
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Jury deliberations ended at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall corruption case against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father Bernard and contractor Bobby Ferguson. Testimony resumes Monday.
Jurors in the Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial returned at 9 a.m. for a third day of deliberations today in federal court. It will be a short day with deliberations wrapping at 2:30 p.m.
Jurors in the Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial finished a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The jury has spent about 13 hours deliberating the fate of Kilpatrick, his father Bernard and contractor Bobby Ferguson. A court spokesman on Wednesday said jurors sent a question to U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds regarding an extortion … Continue Reading →
A quick verdict isn’t expected in the City Hall corruption trial of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, Bernard, and contractor Bobby Ferguson. Jury deliberations started at 9 a.m. Tuesday in federal court following a five-month trial and last until 4:30 p.m. each day. Prosecutors wrapped up their case Friday and jurors briefly met but … Continue Reading →
Jurors were urged today to send Kwame Kilpatrick, his father Bernard and contractor Bobby Ferguson to prison for “breathtaking corruption” that cheated taxpayers across Metro Detroit. Jury deliberations will begin in earnest Tuesday in federal court following a five-month trial featuring testimony from more than 80 witnesses in one of the country’s largest public corruption … Continue Reading →
Defense lawyers delivered emotional closing arguments today, setting the stage for jury deliberations in the City Hall corruption trial. The trial will resume at 9 a.m. Friday in federal court when Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Chutkow gets a chance to rebut closing arguments. Jurors are expected to start deliberations by 1 p.m.
A sick juror brought a premature end to closing arguments Tuesday in the City Hall corruption trial. Bernard Kilpatrick’s lawyer John Shea was interrupted Tuesday afternoon after a juror got sick and had to leave the courtroom. Earlier Tuesday, Kwame Kilpatrick’s lawyer delivered a two-hour-long closing argument in front of a packed courtroom, which included … Continue Reading →
In their closing arguments, prosecutors painted Kwame Kilpatrick and contractor pal Bobby Ferguson as crooked princes of the city and the former Detroit mayor’s father, Bernard, as the middleman feeding off corrupt city contracts. Prosecutors kicked off closing arguments Monday, which should span three days, capping a trial that started in September and featured testimony … Continue Reading →
U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds rejected requests today that she acquit Kwame Kilpatrick, his father Bernard and pal Bobby Ferguson on various criminal charges. The three defendants in the City Hall corruption trial lost requests related to several charges, including tax, extortion and mail/wire fraud. During the 10 a.m. hearing, Edmunds also finalized jury instructions. … Continue Reading →