Kilpatrick, attorney file motion to explain conflict of interest

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick returns to court Tuesday

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:15:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 13 2012 08:59:55 PM EDT
Kwame Kilpatrick up close
DETROIT -

Kwame Kilpatrick up close Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will return to court Tuesday to try to hash out what a judge calls a conflict of interest between Kilpatrick and his lawyer.

On Monday, Kilpatrick and his attorney, Jim Thomas, filed a motion in federal court in an attempt to explain the problem.

The conflict was brought up last week when the process of questioning began for prospective members of the jury in Kilpatrick's federal corruption case.

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It is still not clear what the exact conflict is.

However, Thomas said he expects he can work out the problem and remain Kilpatrick's attorney.

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Jim Thomas

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