Local 4 is inside the courtroom for the federal corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick's dad Bernard Kilpatrick and his childhood friend Bobby Ferguson. Each day we bring you information from inside federal court as it happens.
So it seems that Kwame Kilpatrick will be spending the weekend in jail.
Last night, the Michigan Department of Corrections went to Kilpatrick's mother's Detroit home to serve him with 14 parole violation charges.
He is required to report gifts and other income as a condition of his restitution agreement.
After the trial ends today, Kilpatrick is expected to report to the Detroit Reentry Center and will spend the weekend behind bars. He'll be released Monday.
This will be round 4 into jail for Kwame.
Most recently, Kilpatrick was tethered for failing to report $2,000 he received from a Chicago pastor. He was caught in December 2012 counting out the money on a surveillance camera at a Walmart in Chesterfield Township.
I saw Kwame passing through security into the courthouse this morning and he looked particularly somber and unhappy.
He's sitting in the courtroom right now talking animatedly with his lawyer Jim Thomas. He's uber casual today, no jacket just a sweater
9:06AM Judge Nancy Edmunds enters the courtroom.
We'll be continuing with Thomas's cross examination of IRS agent Ron Sauer.
Looking at the summary chart of Kwame's accounts.
Sauer says IRS did not find that Carlita Kilpatrick had a Nuunion Credit union account.
Sauer saying there were no cash deposits in 2001 into Kwame's Nuunion account. No cash expenditures.
Sauer not correct to say there were no cash withdrawals. Sauer says there is a separate spreadsheet for that.
Sauer does not remember specific numbers.
Thomas going back to non-taxable gifting.
Sauer says it depends but generally gifts to the receiver are not taxable.
"I prefer you not drag me into it," says Sauer about Thomas's math error yesterday calculating $100,000.
Thomas saying they were calculating 50 times $200.
"We did not," says Sauer again not wanting to get drawn in to bad math.
Thomas says it's ok he has broad shoulders he'll take the blame for this one.
Thomas saying something about people in the city of Detroit not using accounts universally.
"You'll have to enlighten me on that," says Sauer.