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Criminal Justice & Legal System

Kilpatrick trial wrapping up this week

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
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Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

I wonder if there will be any Kwame Kilpatrick stories in 2014.

For those keeping an eye on this story... the trial is wrapping up this week.

DETROIT (AP) - Kwame Kilpatrick's wife and children have joined him for closing arguments in the former Detroit mayor's corruption trial. On his Facebook page, Kilpatrick says he's "blessed" to have his "squad" in the courtroom. He says Tuesday is a "victory day." Kilpatrick's attorney, James Thomas, is speaking to jurors. Kilpatrick, his father Bernard and city contractor Bobby Ferguson are charged with conspiring to rake in cash through rigged contracts, bribes and other criminal acts. Prosecutors gave their closing argument Monday, describing Detroit city hall as a "private profit machine" with Kwame Kilpatrick at the wheel. The jury will also hear from Bernard Kilpatrick's attorney Tuesday. The last arguments from Ferguson's lawyer will be heard Thursday.

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