Final charges against Kwame Kilpatrick laid out before jury gets case

Published On: Feb 08 2013 02:35:17 PM EST
DETROIT -

A judge has refused to dismiss corruption charges against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, clearing a path for the trial's closing arguments Monday.

A request for acquittal before jury deliberations is a standard move in a criminal case but rarely granted.

Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds kept the government's case intact Friday, although prosecutors on their own trimmed some of the many charges.

The charges that are left:

The following are the remaining counts against the defendants:

  • Count I racketeering - Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson and Bernard Kilpatrick
  • Count 2 Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 3¬†Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 4 Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 5 Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 7 Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 8 Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 9 Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 10 Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 15 Extortion - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 16 Bribery - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Count 17 Bribery - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson
  • Counts 18-30 - Mail/wire fraud - Kwame Kilpatrick
  • Counts 31-35 False subscription - Kwame Kilpatrick
  • Count 36 Tax evasion - Kwame Kilpatrick
  • Count 37 False subscription - Bernard Kilpatrick
  • Count 38 False subscription - Bernard Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick, his father Bernard and pal Bobby Ferguson are charged with conspiring to enrich themselves through bribes, kickbacks and fixed contracts while Kwame Kilpatrick was mayor.

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Kwame Kilpatrick is also charged with fraud and tax crimes. He quit office in 2008 in an unrelated scandal.

The jury will get final instructions from the judge Monday and then hear closing arguments.

The trial began in September.

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