Rayford said that after Kilpatrick left the meeting, the remaining attendees approved financially supporting the mayor with his move. The witness elaborated that he did not think there was anything wrong with their decision particularly since Phillips did not object.
U.S. Attorney Michael Bullotta countered the decision by having Rayford look at the Civic Fund by-laws.
"Upon dissolution, any assets remaining after full and complete payment to debtors shall be donated to a 501c4 organization with a similar purpose by majority vote of the board of directors," read the witness.
Tandy, an organizer of the the Detroit little league football team the Westside Cubs, testified that in the period between 2004 and 2008, the Civic Fund donated 7 checks totaling $10,800 to the team.
He was unaware, however, that that the Civic Fund had used the Westside Cubs in donation solicitation letters that went out in the years 2006 through 2008.
Court resumes at 9 a.m. Monday.