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Ex-Detroit mayor's corruption case in hands of jury

DETROIT (Reuters) - It's now up to a federal jury in Detroit to weigh five months of trial testimony from more than 80 witnesses to decide the fate of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and a former city contractor in the biggest corruption probe to face the city in decades.Full story

Witnesses against ex-Detroit mayor shaky, lawyer argues

DETROIT (Reuters) - A lawyer for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Tuesday questioned the credibility of government witnesses in the case, saying cash attributed to bribes and kickbacks by prosecutors came in part from gifts, and urging jurors to acquit him of public corruption charges. Full story

Ex-Detroit mayor stole from kids, seniors: prosecutor

DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick took money meant for seniors and children and drove up costs for taxpayers under a long-running criminal enterprise that forced contractors to reward his friends and family, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Full story

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves the U.S. District Court after he was convicted on federal racketeering and other charges in Detroit, Michigan
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves the U.S. District Court after he was convicted on federal racketeering and other charges in Detroit, Michigan

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves the U.S. District Court after he was convicted on federal racketeering and other charges in Detroit, Michigan March 11, 2013. Kilpatrick was convicted Monday following the biggest public corruption probe to hit the city in decades. REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky

Bernard Kilpatrick, father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, arrives at the U.S. District Court to hear the verdict in the corruption trial of his son and co-defendant Bobby Ferguson in Detroit
Bernard Kilpatrick, father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, arrives at the U.S. District Court to hear the verdict in the corruption trial of his son and co-defendant Bobby Ferguson in Detroit

Bernard Kilpatrick , father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, arrives at the U.S. District Court to hear the verdict in the corruption trial of his son and co-defendant Bobby Ferguson in Detroit, Michigan March 11, 2013. Ferguson, a city contractor, and his friend Kilpatrick were convicted M