The legal bills continue to rise to defend the Detroit Land Bank, which is under a federal investigation.
Embattled Warren Mayor Jim Fouts is accused of using state resources to raise money for a political action committee.
Police Chief James Craig said the officer refused to cooperate with an internal investigation.
Six Detroit police officers have been suspended as part of an ongoing federal investigation.
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.
Federal investigators are probing questionable contracts doled out by Mayor Mike Duggan’s demolition program over the past two years.
Flint taxpayers are on the hook for the growing legal fees of the former emergency manager who failed to protect residents from the drinking water crisis.
Will Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials be charged for their role in the Flint water crisis?
The top ranking Democrat on the U.S. House committee investigating the Flint water crisis blamed partisan politics on the failure to hold Gov. Snyder accountable.