He testified before a federal grand jury probing City Hall corruption in September 2010. He told The News that day he was not a target of the probe, but declined to say why he was there.
Based on testimony Thursday, we know prosecutors learned Kilpatrick told the bishop to hire his wife, Carlita Kilpatrick, after supporting a request to give the church’s nonprofit group a $150,000 state grant.
The same day Vann testified, Kilpatrick’s sister Ayanna Ferguson also met with the grand jury.
She ran her brother’s charity, the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, which prosecutors allege the mayor treated like his personal piggy bank, spending donations on yoga classes, golf clubs, summer camp for his kids, counter-surveillance and anti-bugging equipment and more.
Tax records show Ayanna Ferguson collected $43,115 renting out her house as headquarters of the Kilpatrick Civic Fund.