Feds Go After Bobby Ferguson's "Chilling Pad" In Kilpatrick Trial
October 2nd, 2012, 6:35 AM
A witness in federal court Monday described things like marble floors, a spiral staircase, expensive wooden tables and desks, and a loft called a “chilling pad.”
They were found inside the offices of Ferguson Enterprises, Heather Catallo reports on WXYZ-TV.
Robert Murray, the President and Owner of Contract Design Group in Royal Oak, told the jury he had worked with former city-contractor Bobby Ferguson (pictured in middle) on several occasions – and then Ferguson hired him to remodel his office.
The feds allege Ferguson used $37,000 in state grant money that was supposed to help kids and seniors to pay for part of the remodeling.
Federal prosecutors say when Kilpatrick was a state representative, he helped steer $250,000 in grant money to Ferguson’s non-profit called Detroit 3D.