Last to arrive in the courtroom this morning is former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who ambles in 10 minutes before court is due to start, wearing a charcoal suit and yellow tie.
Former water boss Victor Mercado exhibits his usual self-isolating body language, eyes cast away from his co-defendants and hands crossed in front of his face.
Just awaiting Jugde Nancy Edmunds' arrival.
About the author:
Alexandra Harland is a Princeton undergrad and has a masters degree in International affairs with Columbia. A Montreal native, she worked with the Daily Telegraph newspaper for a few years before transitioning to TV, when she worked at ABC News with Peter Jennings. Alexandra has also worked in newsrooms in both Detroit and Boston.