Jury deciding whether Kilpatrick met the definition of extortion
The jury is in its fourth day of deliberations in the Kwame Kilpatrick public corruption trial. The Detroit Free Press takes a look at what the jurors are grappling with. The biggest charge against the three is violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
Kwame Kilpatrick's lawyer argued throughout his public corruption trial that the former Detroit mayor never demanded anything from anyone. Defense attorneys argued the same for his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, saying he never demanded anything from businessmen who were trying to land city deals -- and he even got stiffed by some of them.