Final charges against Kwame Kilpatrick laid out before jury gets case

Kilpatrick, father, pal Bobby Ferguson charged with conspiring to enrich themselves through bribes, kickbacks

Published On: Feb 08 2013 02:35:17 PM EST
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A judge has refused to dismiss corruption charges against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, clearing a path for the trial's closing arguments Monday.

A request for acquittal before jury deliberations is a standard move in a criminal case but rarely granted.

Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds kept the government's case intact Friday, although prosecutors on their own trimmed some of the many charges.

The charges that are left:

The following are the remaining counts against the defendants:

Kilpatrick, his father Bernard and pal Bobby Ferguson are charged with conspiring to enrich themselves through bribes, kickbacks and fixed contracts while Kwame Kilpatrick was mayor.

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Kwame Kilpatrick is also charged with fraud and tax crimes. He quit office in 2008 in an unrelated scandal.

The jury will get final instructions from the judge Monday and then hear closing arguments.

The trial began in September.

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