Date: January 12, 2015
CINCINNATI – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he didn’t get a fair trial when he was convicted on corruption charges nearly two years ago. Now, Kilpatrick’s attorneys are set to go before an appeals court in Cincinnati. But it won’t be easy.
“Every criminal defendant has a mountain to climb in order to get a conviction overturned”
“Trial courts decisions are rarely reversed.”
The first quote is from William Swor. The second is Peter Henning. Swor is a top defense attorney while Henning is a former federal prosecutor and current Wayne State Law Professor. But both agree that it does not bode well for Detroit’s former mayor