Derrick Miller was a greedy thief who schemed to capitalize on a city-funded real estate deal, according to testimony Friday.
Kwame Kilpatrick’s lawyer questioned the government’s star witness about a real estate scheme involving Miller and independent contractor Tim Cook, who was working with the firm Jones Lang LaSalle.
“What was in it for you?” Thomas asked.
“Money,” Miller said.
Miller hedged at one point, disagreeing that Cook was a good friend.
“He was a good enough friend to sit around a bar with and scheme how to get money out of Jones Lang LaSalle,” Kilpatrick’s lawyer said.