facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Detroit corruption trial lawyer stricken

Oct. 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Testimony in the Detroit City Hall federal corruption trial was halted Monday when defense lawyer Gerald Evelyn became ill and was hospitalized.

Evelyn, 60, was stricken with an unknown medical emergency during cross-examination of a witness and was taken from U.S. District Court on a stretcher just before noon, The Detroit News reported.

Evelyn requested a break from Judge Nancy Edmunds, then returned to his chair and put his head on the table. A courthouse nurse was brought in, as was a wheelchair, the newspaper said.

He is the defense attorney of contractor Bobby Ferguson, who with former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, ex-city water department chief Victor Mercado and Kilpatrick's father Bernard Kilpatrick, is accused of running a criminal enterprise through the mayor's office to enrich himself. The trial is in its 23rd day.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks
2
Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper arrested for kidnapping, sexual assault Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper arrested for kidnapping, sexual assault
3
Plane crash in Vinoy Park narrowly misses St. Pete condos Plane crash in Vinoy Park narrowly misses St. Pete condos
4
Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't know who called me 'porky' Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't know who called me 'porky'
5
Lobbyist Thomas 'Tommy' Boggs dies of heart attack
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback