Thursday Kilpatrick dropped attorney James C. Thomas, who defended Kilpatrick through several scandals over five years, Tthe Detroit News reported Friday.
Like Thomas, Kilpatrick's new court-appointed attorney, Harold Gurewitz, will be funded by taxpayers to handle pre-sentencing matters and Kilpatrick's bid for an acquittal or new trial. Gurewitz has been a member of Kilpatrick's legal team, the newspaper said.
Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 corruption charges, including racketeering conspiracy, on March 11.
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