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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 05:21 PM

Snyder to face questions under oath about Detroit bankruptcy filing

Source: Detroit News

Detroit — Gov. Rick Snyder agreed Tuesday to face questions under oath about why he authorized a Detroit bankruptcy under terms of a deal that slows the pace of the biggest Chapter 9 filing in U.S. history.

The deal was hatched on the sidelines of a bankruptcy hearing Tuesday after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes grilled a state lawyer about a last-ditch attempt to shield Snyder and members of the administration from being deposed in the case.

The forthcoming depositions mark a victory for city unions that are trying to prove the city negotiated in bad faith before filing bankruptcy July 18. Snyder must sit for a three-hour deposition on an as yet unscheduled date, under terms brokered Tuesday.

“This was a very important day for us to get access to the governor,” said attorney Sharon Levine of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25, the city’s largest union. “It is important to understand the motives behind the filing. Transparency is critical here.”



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130910/METRO01/309100093#ixzz2eWkNG2xn

Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130910/METRO01/309100093#ixzz2eVte3jIV



much more at link. Mods I searched, didn't see this posted.

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silvershadow Sep 2013 OP
tclambert Sep 2013 #1
Demeter Sep 2013 #2
dmr Sep 2013 #3
Archae Sep 2013 #4
silvershadow Sep 2013 #5
paulrandfu Sep 2013 #6

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 06:12 PM

1. Under oath, he can't lie, right?

Sometimes I crack myself up. A politician, a REPUBLICAN politician, taking an oath to tell the truth. That'll leave a charred handprint on the Bible.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 06:23 PM

2. Love to see that worm squirm

Truth is, Snyder can't lie (very well). But he tries anyway.



"He always tries to utter lies and every time he fails"--Mikado, WS. Gilbert.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 06:39 PM

3. This is good news.

I hope to be able to read that deposition.

Thank you Judge Rhodes and go AFSCME!

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 06:56 PM

4. Snyder indicted for perjury...

Or he'll take the Fifth to all questions.

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Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 06:59 PM

5. It certainly would be delicious. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 07:02 PM

6. Oh no, if his nose grows any longer

 

they will need the mackinac bridge to support it.

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