DETROIT (WXYZ) - The jury in the Kilpatrick corruption case has gone home for the day.. but they did send the judge a note asking her to clarify an item in the indictment.
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The jurors wanted to know which Amendment to a sewer lining contract is part of one of the extortion charges against Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson.
The contract at issue is a $12 million amendment to Inland Water's work at a massive sinkhole in Sterling Heights in 2004. Federal prosecutors allege Detroit's former mayor and Ferguson schemed together to hold up the amendment until Ferguson received about $350,000 from Tony Soave's one-time company. The defense has said Inland Waters made $138 million dollars off the city for all 5 amendments in the contract, and maintain no one was extorted.
The judge determined the question could be handled over the phone with the attorneys in the case, and decided not to require all sides to come to court and discuss it on the record.
As 7 Action News first reported Tuesday, the jurors have asked to see some exhibits as well.