The Kilpatrick Corruption Trial Comes to an End

Do you think Kilpatrick is innocent?

Or, do you think he will pay for his injustice?

Today, we bring you the latest in Detroit’s former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, corruption trial.

Do you have the answers to the questions above because jury is answering those questions right now. On Friday, February 15, 2013, the closing arguments ended. They ended with the last word being from the federal government.

The Detroit Free Press reported,

We cannot turn away and ignore the corruption that occurred in this city,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Chutkow told the jury of nine women and three men. “It is time for the former mayor and his accomplices to be held accountable for their crimes. It is past time.

The Prosecution

The prosecution illustrated Kwame, his father and his friend Bobby Ferguson as an “equal opportunity extortionists” who used the mayor’s office to get rich.

The Defense

The defense offered justification of their actions due to the efforts to advance minority businesses citing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy to drive in the point.

Now, we wait. We wait to see what the jury says. I would like to know what you think. Did the defense do enough and are the efforts to paint Kwame in the same light as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. work? Or do you believe just the like prosecution that the Kilpatrick Enterprise should finally settle up for all their wrong doings?