A crisis PR guru who was paid more than $95,000 to handle fallout for Kwame Kilpatrick after the text-message scandal is expected to testify later this morning.
Spokeswoman Judy Smith was spotted in a first-floor hallway inside federal court.
Smith’s company and philanthropic group were paid more than $95,000 by the ex-mayor’s nonprofit group, the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, according to previous testimony.
Smith is reportedly the inspiration for the ABC television show Scandal.
Ms. Smith honed her skills through her experiences with some of the most historic and sensational events of our time, including the Iran Contra investigation, the prosecution of former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, the 1991 Gulf War, the Los Angeles riots, the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas, the President Clinton scandal involving Monica Lewinsky, the congressional inquiry of Enron, and the United Nations Foundation and World Health Organization response to the SARS epidemic.