Tue Sep 10, 2013, 05:21 PM
silvershadow (10,336 posts)
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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Snyder to face questions under oath about Detroit bankruptcy filing (Original post)
Response to silvershadow (Original post)
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 06:12 PM
tclambert (8,878 posts)
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.
Response to tclambert (Reply #1)
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 06:23 PM
Demeter (85,373 posts)
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.