Kwame Kilpatrick’s former media guru Bob Berg was spotted inside federal court this morning and is expected to testify soon in the corruption case.
Bob Berg was involved in a controversial incident during Kilpatrick’s tenure.
He was hired by the city to quell an uproar over the firing of former Deputy Chief Gary Brown. Brown and former Officer Harold Nelthrope sued, alleging they suffered retaliation at the hands of Kilpatrick and the city of Detroit for probing reports of bad behavior by the mayor and his bodyguards.
Amid the uproar, Berg released a confidential memo identifying Nelthrope as the person who contacted Internal Affairs with claims of misconduct by the mayor, his wife and his bodyguards.
A jury in 2007 ordered the city to pay $6.5 million, plus interest, to the two former officers. With interest, the amount grew to $8.4 million.
Berg also served as press secretary to former Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young from 1983 to 1993.