kwame_kilpatrick_web_fc.jpgDETROIT (AP) – Lawyers defending former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick are going to federal court for the first pretrial hearing since charges were filed in June.

Kilpatrick isn't expected to attend the conference Tuesday.

He was indicted in June on tax and fraud charges related to how he spent money from a nonprofit fund.

Kilpatrick is accused of turning the Civic Fund charity into a personal slush fund for cash, travel, yoga, summer camp and even anti-bugging equipment when he was in office. He's pleaded not guilty.

Kilpatrick is in prison in a separate Michigan criminal case after a Wayne County judge said the ex-mayor violated probation by failing to turn over certain assets toward $1 million restitution to Detroit.