On Monday, Kilpatrick and his attorney, Jim Thomas, filed a motion in federal court in an attempt to explain the problem.
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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.
Attorney Jim Thomas has represented Kwame Kilpatrick for years. A judge said Thomas and Kilpatrick have a conflict of interest in the trial.
-- Jim Thomas
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