Jurors hit the road after Day 8 of Kilpatrick deliberations

Jurors punched out at 4:30 p.m. after an eighth day of deliberations in the Kwame Kilpatrick corruption case. The jury has spent about 44 hours deliberating following a five-month trial. Jurors will return to federal court at 9 a.m. Friday. Update: To read all of Kilpatrick’s emails to his parole agent, click here and here.

Kilpatrick corruption case goes to jury

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 →

Kilpatrick corruption trial draws to a close

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.