Detroit Firefighter Union Blasts Bankruptcy Judge

DETROIT, MI – A Detroit firefighters’ union is blasting Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes.

The Detroit Fire Fighters Association spoke out Tuesday. It claims Rhodes’ ruling preventing creditors from challenging fees charged by the city’s bankruptcy lawyers is “offensive and unfair.” Union President Jeff Pegg says Jones Day, the city’s law firm, is plundering Detroit by charging fees that have totaled more than 25-million dollars.

Pegg went as far as to accuse the judge of having an agenda while presiding over the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Rhodes is expected to announce later this week whether he will approve the city’s plan to shed seven-billion dollars in debt.


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