Kwame Kilpatrick's money and the thousands of cash he allegedly stole after he became the city's mayor was at the center of discussion on Monday.
The court heard from a witness representing the Internal Revenues Service, two local bank employees and members of the mayor's executive protection unit. The IRS, bank employees and the member of the EPU were all talking about Kilpatrick's money. The prosecution wants the jury to believe Kilpatrick illegally obtained thousands in cash.
Kilpatrick made $172,000 as Detroit's mayor. However, he deposited more than $531,000 into different accounts. He also worked to pay off loans in different amounts and often brought cash into the bank to pay down those loans.
At least one member of the EPU is telling the jury he would grab money hidden in Kilpatrick's shoe, take it to the bank and use it to help pay off Kilpatrick's loans.
There also were a series of questions Monday which asked the members of the EPU if they noticed Bobby Ferguson and Kilpatrick exchanging money. The officers said no and later revealed they were not always with the mayor and Ferguson during meetings.
Defense question police officer about Kilpatrick, Ferguson relationship
Travis also was asked if he had the impression that what was going on between Kilpatrick and Ferguson was shady. Again, he replied no.
Thomas then asked the police sergeant if there was a party at the mayor's Manoogian Mansion. Travis said, "Not that I'm aware of."
The judge then asked Thomas to move it along.
-- Sketches by Jerry Lemenu
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