DETROIT (AP) - Hundreds of people have been called to the Detroit federal courthouse to fill out a jury questionnaire in the corruption trial of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick, his father Bernard Kilpatrick and two other defendants are required to be in court Wednesday when Judge Nancy Edmunds greets prospective jurors on another floor and explains the 22-page questionnaire.
After years of publicity about Kilpatrick and his scandalous time at Detroit city hall, the judge wants to screen a large pool of jurors.
The goal is to start interviewing a certain number of them in court on Sept. 6.
Opening statements could occur Sept. 14 in a trial that will last months.
The Kilpatricks are charged with widespread fraud involving kickbacks and bribes. They say they're not guilty.
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