The man didn't believe in a free ride. Does he look like a no work person? Government says he belonged to criminal organization that never existed. Rise up to the challenge we asked you to embrace at the beginning. If you feel pressure and find it difficult, remember the MLK sermon- the ultimate measure of man and woman is not where they stand in moments of comforts and convenience but where they stand in moments of controversy. I challenge you to do what's right and find my client not guilty. Evelyn extremely emotional as he quoted MLK and ended. Quivery voice and all. Kwame actually wiped away tears at the conclusion of Evelyn's arguments.
3:35PM Judge thanks jury. Tells them to rest up and hopefully we will get through government rebuttal by US Attorney Mark chutkow by lunch time.
The Kilpatricks and Ferguson are charged with running a criminal enterprise out of city hall by rigging contracts, accepting bribes and shaking down businesses.
Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney urged jurors Tuesday to acquit him on all 30 charges.
James Thomas says his client saved money and regularly received cash gifts, not bribes, from city employees and political supporters.The 26th annual Soul Food luncheon is seriously going on here in the Theodore Levin US Courthouse. There are throngs of people on the second floor eating absurd amounts of fried chicken, ribs, baked macaroni and cheese and yams.The defense team in the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption trial, however, opted for a more low-key lunch across from the courthouse at the Gateway Deli
One defendant was busy getting his hair cut. Bobby Ferguson and WDIV's Kevin Dietz sat next to each other getting haircuts in the Buehl building.