Kwame Kilpatrick’s police department bodyguards were used to shuttle checks from his charity to Detroit Metropolitan Airport to pay for flights for his wife and three sons.
Former Kilpatrick aide April Edgar, whose sister is Kilpatrick mistress Christine Beatty, made the admission Thursday during testimony in the corruption trial.
Edgar said two checks totaling $1,848 to Northwest Airlines in June 2008 covered flights for the mayor’s family. She was asked who ordered her to write checks from the Kilpatrick Civic Fund charity to cover the airfare.
“The mayor told me to,” Edgar said.
She said the checks were given to the mayor’s police bodyguards to take to the airport.