Detroit jury gets corruption case
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.