Detroit jury gets corruption case

2/16/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, 42, is charged with 30 crimes, including bribery, racketeering conspiracy, extortion and tax violations.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, 42, is charged with 30 crimes, including bribery, racketeering conspiracy, extortion and tax violations.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, 42, is charged with 30 crimes, including bribery, racketeering conspiracy, extortion and tax violations.

DETROIT — The corruption case of Kwame Kilpatrick was given to jurors Friday after a blistering summary from a prosecutor who said the former Detroit mayor’s bank account swelled with a “tidal wave of green” through extortion and bribery.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Chutkow tried to pull the jury to the government’s view of the evidence following 1½ days of final remarks from defense lawyers.

The government alleges that Kilpatrick got a cut of those deals from co-defendant Bobby Ferguson and spent more than $800,000 beyond his salary.

Kilpatrick, 42, is charged with 30 crimes.