Day 12 jury deliberations over in Kilpatrick trial

Published On: Mar 06 2013 03:17:15 PM EST
Updated On: Mar 06 2013 03:41:16 PM EST
Kilpatrick trial empty jury chairs

WDIV, ClickOnDetroit.com

Empty jury chairs

DETROIT -

Day 12 of jury deliberations in the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption trial ended early Wednesday at the U.S. District Court in downtown Detroit.

A personal issue with one of the jurors caused the jury to break close to an hour and 1/2 earlier than the designated end time of 4:30 p.m.

The rumor swirling around the courthouse is that the meticulous jurors have been asking to see exhibits related to the tax charges.

It's exactly 6 months to the day that potential jurors began the jury selection process in this trial.

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, contractor Bobby Ferguson and consultant Bernard Kilpatrick are charged with running a criminal enterprise through the mayor's office in order 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. 

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