By By ED WHITE
DETROIT (AP) - A businessman who claims he was extorted to protect his contracts at a Detroit convention center says he told FBI agents before trial that he may have dementia.
The disclosure by Karl Kado (KAY'-dough) occurred Tuesday during cross-examination by the attorney for former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Kado testified Monday that he gave thousands of dollars to Kilpatrick, starting in 2002, and $200,000 to $300,000 to Kilpatrick's father, Bernard. He says he paid cash to protect his contracts at Cobo Center.
The 72-year-old Kado says his memory is "much worse" than it was 11 years ago, but he was able to recall events on the witness stand.
The Kilpatricks and a third man are accused of extortion, bribery and other crimes.
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