Derrick miller was a bright and intelligent guy. He was digesting my questions and trying to make sure we didn't catch him in a lie.
probably the craftiest of the witnesses.
You heard Andre Marc Cunningham say he went rogue and didn't show up at meetings. there was a good reason for that. His buddies at Jones Long Lasalle were making commissions for his. He was looking for a big commission from Sumake. He had big aspirations and hopes that had nothing to do with job he was paid for or Kwame Kilpatrick.
The extent to which he went to hide what he did was amazing. He was capable of getting a lawyer in a large firm to put together documents that weren't true. Put an affidavit that was false and submit it to jury.
Government puts him here like he has answers. You have to determine his credibility.
The General Motors deal to himself. The person at Atrium Financial admitted she was manager and it was a $500,00 deal.
"He can look you in the eye and lie like he has done so many times before."
Did you get a sense he wasn't candid? When I tried to talk to him about his deal and the time he was facing, he made 5 separate interviews with government and said he knew nothing about Kwame. He had 5 meetings. It wasn't until after he got indicted that he decided to change his testimony and talk about Kwame.
Derrick miller is another bought and paid for witness. Trading his freedom to put Kwame Kilpatrick in jail.
Shame on him. Shame on him. He was thinking about enlightenment? Hogwash.
When I confronted him about the fact he didn't go to church, he said he wasn't a Christina anymore. More hogwash.
I gave Kwame Kilpatrick money, the Andrew Park thing. Are you kidding me?
I'm the guy who wants to get paid, I send someone else out because i don't want to be seen. He goes to Asian Village where there are surveillance cameras and takes his bribe from Andrew Park. That's where the story breaks down. Tells the mayor to go to the restaurant with video cameras to get the money he sent miller to get.
He paused and hesitated when I asked questions. It doesn't make sense. He can set other people up to take the fall.
"That's the third pillar of their case. Credibility."
I don't know why Bullotta mentioned Jon Rutherford, an interesting witness. Testified about giving money. $34,000. We know that's not true. Witnesses conceding they gave $34,00 to Kwame that's not true.
Rutherford says there are reasons why he funds political people. Talks about ideals and friendship.
If you want to talk if he was involved in pay to play, he said no. He didn't expect anything. Money to buy suits.
I asked him if expected remuneration and he said no. Where's the crime?
When the government says no evidence of gifting, that sounds like gifting to me.
He wanted a casino but there are only 3 casinos in Detroit and they are not for sale. Those licenses are not easily granted. He had no chance of getting a casino license.
When government shows you text message from 2001 or 2002, or a newspaper that Kwame says when he is running for election he doesn't want a penny.
I think they played it fast and loose and that's something you should hold against them.
Want to talk about mail and wire fraud. Civic Fund, running for mayor and polling and civic groups. You should look at checks and materials generated as result of the payments.
Kwame didn't decide to run for mayor until May 2001. Prior to that Civic Fund may have been used for political purposes but was not prohibited.