Ex-Detroit Mayor Loses Bid For New Venue As Trial Begins

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday declined to move the venue of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's corruption trial, which began Friday after Kilpatrick argued the intense media scrutiny of his case would prejudice a jury.

In a two-sentence order, U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds denied the change of venue request, which Kilpatrick sought on Thursday after saying that the negative press he has received would make it difficult for jurors to find him not guilty on charges that he defrauded donors to his mayoral...
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