Kwame Kilpatrick claims conflict of interest with former lawyer; requests new trial

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Kwame Kilpatrick is asking for a new trial.

Kilpatrick says his lawyer, Jim Thomas should not have represented him in the corruption trial due to a conflict of interest.

Kilpatrick made the argument during the trial but Judge Nancy Edmunds rejected it.

Now Detroit's ex-mayor is restating the objection.

Kilpatrick is in federal prison awaiting sentencing in the federal corruption case. He was found guilty on 24 charges in March including Racketeering and Extorsion.

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