Day 11 jury deliberations over in Kilpatrick trial

Published On: Mar 05 2013 04:47:32 PM EST
Updated On: Mar 05 2013 04:48:16 PM EST

WDIV, ClickOnDetroit.com

Empty jury chairs

DETROIT -

It has been two weeks to the day that jury deliberations began on the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption case and still no verdict.

Tuesday was another very quiet day at the U.S. District Court in downtown Detroit with nothing filtering out of the jury room on the 8th floor.

To date, the seemingly meticulous jury has asked only 2 questions about the case including one on Count 3 Extortion pertaining to an amendment to DWSD sewer lining contract 1368 and another having to do with similar wording in Count 1- RICO-Racketeering Conspiracy and Count 7 Extortion on Outfalls contract DWS 849.

The three defendants in this case are charged with running a criminal enterprise through the mayor's office to enrich themselves. Jurors are deliberating a verdict on charges that include racketeering, extortion, bribery, mail and wire fraud, attempted extortion and filing false taxes.

Kwame Kilpatrick is facing 30 counts, Bobby Ferguson 11 and Bernard Kilpatrick 4.

Jurors will return to the courthouse Wednesday morning to begin day 12 of deliberations at 9 a.m.

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