Kilpatrick trial exceeds hype

Court watchers figured after four weeks, the Kwame Kilpatrick trial would be bogged down, boring and prompting jurors to chug NoDoz by the fistful.

Gotta say, the trial’s been fascinating so far — with three months to go. Even the IRS agents are compelling.

Here’s the Top Five trial memories so far.

1. Hizzoner’s bologna rings, which emerged after a dramatic day of testimony.

2. Over-the-shoulder kickback holders.

3. Big bucks for Kilpatrick’s wife and ex-mistress.

4. Singer R. Kelly’s jewelry salesman.

5. Spy-gadget guy.

Robert Snell

Robert Snell is the Detroit News federal courts reporter. He can be reached at rsnell@detnews.com or (313) 222-2028.