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Focus on money during first day of Kilpatrick trial

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Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick stands in Wayne County Circuit Court as he accepts a plea agreement and resigns from office in Detroit, Michigan September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick stands in Wayne County Circuit Court as he accepts a plea agreement and resigns from office in Detroit, Michigan September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Money was the focus during the first day of testimony in the federal trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.  The court heard from a witness representing the Internal Revenues Service, local bank employees and members of the mayor's executive protection unit

Authorities say Kilpatrick made 172-thousand dollars as the Mayor of Detroit, however he deposited more than half-a-million dollars into separate accounts.  Witnesses say that Kilpatrick often brought cash to the bank to pay bills.

Testimony in the case continues.

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