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Attorney files motion for new Kilpatrick trial

Former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick listens to Judge David Groner during his sentencing hearing where he received 120 days in jail in Michigan
Former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick listens to Judge David Groner during his sentencing hearing where he received 120 days in jail in Michigan

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is looking for a new trial.

Kilpatrick's attorney, Harold Gurewitz, filed the motion on June 28th based on Kilpatrick's inability to have "a choice of a conflict-free counsel."  Prior to his trial, Kilpatrick tried to have his lawyer James Thomas removed, saying the two could not agree on a defense.

Kilpatrick also argued that Thomas represented a man who testified during the conspiracy and racketeering case.  U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds ruled Kilpatrick should have seen the man's name on the witness list and not signed a waiver approving the list.

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