Jury ends Day 10 of deliberations



The jury in Kwame Kilpatrick’s public corruption trial have gone home from the day, wrapping up day 10 of deliberations with no verdict.

Deliberations will resume at 9 a.m. today in U.S. District Court in downtown Detroit.

The jury has to issue verdicts on 45 counts for three defendants: Kilpatrick, who is facing 30 counts; his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, who is facing four; and his contractor friend Bobby Ferguson, who is facing 11 counts.

The defendants are charged with numerous crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, bribery, extortion and fraud. They are accused of running a criminal enterprise through the mayor’s office to enrich themselves through bid rigging and extortion. They also are charged with using nonprofit funds for personal use.


Posted by Tribune News Services

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