This doesn't sound like conspiratorial conversation. Kwame telling his dad they they will only pay about 20% of what he thinks he is owed when he comes and does a global settlement. The mayor of the city of Detroit is saying that he is not giving his guy what he wants.
After the Tom's Oyster Bar meeting, Bernard continues to work. More conversations with Kado where he asks about DAH. Bernard says he has talked people up.
On March 1st, Kado pulls the plug on the whole thing. I'm not going to pay you, don't want the money anymore, stop work.
Listening to the conversation. Bernard saying that Kado told him that was the deal and that he went to work on it.
"I do not want to get paid. Doesn't matter," says Kado.
"You put me in a position," says Bernard..
"Ok, ok. You want me to leave it alone," says Bernard. Bernard says he got it all teed up. Doesn't realize that Kado is working for the government. All Bernard knows is that he is working under the terms of a deal accepted in good faith.
Bernard does stop work. Karl calls him back 2 weeks later and tells him to start again.
Listening to more recorded conversation. "I thought you told me to leave it alone?" asks a confused Bernard. "I just left it alone."
"I have to pay my taxes. I have to pay it in 10 days," says Kado. "Wow," says Bernard.
We know that Bernard is being paid by a cooperating government witness. there is nothing remotely improper by what he is doing here.
The funny thing is that he failed. Government told you that Kado didn't get paid because Bernard didn't get paid. Hogwash. There is nothing extortionate here. there is nothing conspiratorial here.
In late august 2005, Kado gets target letter claiming he is under investigation. He claims that he leaves and goes down to the parking lot and 2 minutes later Bernard comes down and offers him 10 years. Like Bernard had the power to get that kind of authorization.
Kado is debriefed in February, March 2006 and asked about all things Bernard. Doesn't mention this meeting with Bernard until October 2006.
Kado also testified that Bernard patted him down for a wire. Does he disclose this in October 2006? He discloses it 6 years to the day later in October 2012 that he first tells an agent. It is completely unbelievable.
This is one of the many ways that Kado tried to elevate his own position here. One more lie to spin.
In Kado's final testimony, Kado acknowledged that Bernard did not say that he had to pay someone to get a contract. There was nothing extortionate about this relationship.
Moving on to Marc Andre Cunningham. Perfect example of someone whose version of reality that changes depending on who is asking him. Cunningham was required to bring in Bernard for no work. That is what he told the government. Then he said that he did do work. Two different versions. How could this be?
Cunningham was caught taking money from an undercover policeman. Taking a $5,000 bribe to get these undercover police officers get business in the city. He was caught and asked if he wanted to cooperate and he said yes.
Trial day arrives, you give a version to the government that you hope will help. Both them under cross examination, the truth is different than that given to the government.
Cunningham's uncle Terry Jones wants $30 million for 2 city pension funds and offers him 1% success fee. Cunningham talks to Chris Jackson and Jeff Beasley about how to do this.
Under government questioning, talks about meeting at Mosaic with Chris Jackson after May 2006. Under cross, Cunningham admits that Bernard was brought on before May 2006, that he had experience. In Cunningham's own words, Bernard was there as the deal was moving forward and that he assisted in moving the deal forward. He also knew that Bernard expected to be paid.
Also acknowledged that his mentor Chris Jackson went absent for a month that made Bernard more valuable. while $15,000 may seem like good payment, that's only 5% of what Cunningham, a rookie, made.
This is a deal where Cunningham wouldn't make a dime unless the deal was successful.
Notwithstanding, the government argues this was a corrupt relationship. Argues that the locations where he received money where suspicious. Basement of the K-mac building. That's where Cunningham was working at the time.