Lawyers To Meet In Tamara Green Case

DETROIT — A federal judge has ordered lawyers in the lawsuit brought by the family of slain Detroit exotic dancer Tamara Greene to meet next Monday to settle a schedule for taking depositions in the case.

Lawyers who represent Greene’s family are seeking to get depositions from imprisoned former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his wife, Carlita, his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, and his former chief of staff Christine Beatty.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen has given attorneys a July 30 deadline for taking sworn statements in the case. The judge has indicated he has no plans to extend that deadline.

The meeting of the lawyers was scheduled after the Greene family attorney filed paperwork accusing defense lawyers of delaying the depositions.

Tamara Greene was shot to death on a Detroit street in April of 2003. Her killing has not been solved.

Greene, who worked as a stripper under the name of Strawberry, was alleged to have danced at a party at the Manoogian mansion in 2002.

Stories have circulated that then-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s wife confronted Greene and assaulted her.

Attorney General Mike Cox investigated the rumored party hosted by the mayor but called it an “the earmarks of an urban legend.”

Attorneys for the Greene family have filed a federal lawsuit against Kwame Kilpatrick and the city of Detroit, alleging they obstructed the investigation into Greene’s death.

Lawyers for Kilpatrick and the city have denied the allegations.

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