[ISN] Mayor's text defense: It wasn't me

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 03:48:58 -0500 (CDT)

July 9, 2008

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is so high style and profile that he's 
prime pickings for a high-tech hoaxster, defense lawyers argue in legal 
papers trying to bar potentially explosive text messages from court.

The allegedly incriminating messages could be the work of a hacker 
typing away on a computer -- perhaps even creating a titillating 
back-and-forth between Kilpatrick and his former aide Christine Beatty, 
the lawyers said.

The legal team has asserted that prosecutors cannot authenticate the 
text messages they've use to build perjury, conspiracy and obstruction 
of justice charges against Kilpatrick and Beatty. Without the messages, 
they said, the criminal case will fall apart.


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Received on Wed Jul 09 2008 - 01:48:58 PDT

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