Shea discussing "signing bonus" that was in the hundreds of thousands range.
Shea says Bernard was anticipating a $50 to $100,000 check after the December 4th Pancake House meeting which is substantially more than he actually got. Beeckman agrees.
Shea says Bernard mentioned creditors. Yes says Beeckman.
Going to trucking discussions. Shea says that it was to have Olumba participate and be there for minority participation.
Shea says Ronoc and Francis had trucks. Right says Beeckman.
Shea says Daniel Ferguson had trucking expertise. No idea says Beeckman.
Shea says that Olumba would run the company that had the labor. Yes says Beeckman.
"I don't think they ever wrote it down anywhere," says Beeckman about actually formalizing the trucking company plans.
Beeckman agrees that having a minority company might have been one way to satisfy the requirements of the city.
11:15AM Jim Thomas, Kwame's lawyer, cross examines.
Thomas asking about the talk of blowing up the Synagro contract. Approaches Beeckman with a document to refresh his memory of the contract number. It was contract 762.
Talking about how contract was first a Minergy contract with the city.
Looking at the very last page of the Synagro document. It's a Resolution for Corporate Authority by Synagro.. Drawn up by Alvin Thomas, in-house counsel for Synagro. They were going to do business with Detroit as early as September 2006. Executed on July 17th 2007 and authorizes parties to negotiate contract with the city.
Beeckman lets Thomas know that the jury has a question for him.
Looking at city acknowledgement of receipt of the contract by Victor Mercado on July 23rd 2007.
Thomas now introduces an amended 762 contract- this is the contract to build the plant to deal with waste disposal.
Thomas says this document represents the trail of information that ends in ultimate approval on November 28th 2007.
Daryl Latimer also has to sign off says Thomas. Beeckman agrees. Also signed off by budget, grant, finance, corporation counsel and Audrey Jackson in Purchasing. City Council approved on November 20th 2007.
Thomas says that the mayor by charter has 7 days to weigh in on whether or not to approve a contract. Beeckman agrees that the contract itself is a done deal b y November 28th 2007.
Thomas asks how Kwame could blow up the deal if it's been approved. Beeckman says there are the permits that were needed and he could have talked to Amru Meah about holding them.
Beeckman says he doesn't have a text message on Synagro where Kwame might be saying something on permits.
Beeckman says he doesn't think it's ludicrous at all to think that Kwame would hold up a deal for his father.
Thomas and Beeckman talking over each other.
Beeckman says that Rosendall listened to what Bernard said and reasonably interpreted it as a threat to his contract.
11:30AM Bullotta redirects and asks when text message evidence ended. Beeckman says the texts were between 2002 and 2005. Bullotta says so unless he was sending a text to wire tap, FBI wouldn't get it. Beeckman agrees.