The top attorney representing the city of Detroit in an ongoing federal criminal probe into the city’s demolition program has been tapped by special counsel Robert Mueller to help investigate President Trump and his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
The legal bills continue to rise to defend the Detroit Land Bank, which is under a federal investigation.
The Land Bank is paying one attorney $760 an hour.
The Detroit Land Bank will spend up to $760 an hour for outside legal counsel during the federal investigation into the city’s massive demolition program.
When asked about hiring two outside law firms, including pricey powerhouse WilmerHale, city officials have clamped up.
It’s a remarkable step for a police department that was under fire after cops killed nearly 50 people between 1995 and 2000. At least six were unarmed and shot in the back.
Who’s checking the bills for excessive fees? A professional fee examiner, who’s making $600 an hour.
Napoleon raised $37,000 from CEOs, attorneys and contractors from other states, compared to $21,500 from Detroiters.