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Holiday over, trial resuming for Kwame Kilpatrick

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DETROIT (AP) -- After a day off for a Jewish holiday, the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is resuming in federal court.

Jurors went home Tuesday after hearing a Detroit police officer say he was threatened into dropping misdemeanor trash violations against Kilpatrick pal Bobby Ferguson in 2002.

Click here for full coverage and a live blog once testimony resumes Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

Jurors could hear from the officer's wife Thursday. Kilpatrick, his father, Ferguson and the city's former water boss are charged with a racketeering conspiracy and other crimes.

The government claims Kwame Kilpatrick received hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash through bribery, extortion and other methods when he was mayor, from 2002 to fall 2008. He resigned four years ago in another scandal and now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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