Convicted Ex-Detroit Mayor Ousts Lead Attorney

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT) -- Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is facing up to 20 years in prison following his conviction for steering city business to contractors in exchange for kickbacks, reportedly ditched his longtime attorney Thursday over concerns he was not being fairly represented.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds approved Kilpatrick’s request to replace James Thomas of Thomas & Naughton PC, whom Kilpatrick claimed had excluded him from defense strategy during his corruption trial, and subsequently appointed defense team member Harold Gurewitz to handle the remainder of the case,...
To view the full article, register now.