Soave cracks joke, prepares to spill about Kilpatrick bribes

Businessman Tony Soave took the witness stand with a quip Wednesday.

Soave, a Grosse Pointe Farms businessman allegedly extorted by Kwame Kilpatrick, followed an IRS agent to the stand.

“This seat’s warm,” Soave said, triggering laughter throughout the courtroom.


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