SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - Two key figures from Detroit's scandal-plagued political scene are being deposed in connection with the Tamara Greene investigation.
Christine Beatty, the former chief of staff for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was being questioned on the record this morning by attorney Norman Yatooma, who represents the family of Greene. She's the murdered exotic dancer believed to have performed at a rumored wild party at the Manoogian Mansion in 2002.
Tomorrow, Kilpatrick is to be deposed by Yatooma. He is currently in federal custody on tax evasion charges while serving as mayor.
Greene was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Detroit in 2003. Several months earlier, she supposedly danced at the long-rumored but never proven party at the mayoral mansion.
Kilpatrick and Beatty denied under oath in a 2007 whistleblower trial that they were romantically involved. But text messages showed they were having an affair. The subsequent perjury charges and guilty pleas resulted in both Kilpatrick and Beatty serving jail time.
Kilpatrick has repeately denied that the party took place.
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