(WXYZ) - 7 Action News has obtained a new email that shows Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr outlined a plan for him and the city weeks before he would take the job in Detroit on March 14.
On February 15, Orr wrote his plan for Detroit and himself to Heather Lennox who is now lead attorney for Jones Day in the Detroit Bankruptcy.
In January, Orr wrote "I wouldn't do it". But later said, "I wouldn't want it to seem like I have a special deal". The email was obtained by AFSCME Union activist Robert Davis in a lawsuit challenging Orr's appointment that is on hold with bankruptcy.
In his extended interview with channel 7, Orr said, "the chatter that we have and the speculations in the emails aren't necessarily proof of anything because if the reality is this was always our intent, I would not be spending the amount of time I am, putting in a lot of effort trying to be transparent".
"That's absurd" says Davis.
Orr also says he has no plan beyond Detroit to return to his former law firm Jones Day. Orr is being paid $275,000 a year while Orr confirms Jones Day will make tens of millions of dollars doing Detroit's bankruptcy.
Davis says his lawsuit has not gotten the full behind the scenes story. Davis says Orr, the Governor and State Treasurer fought all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court to avoid answering questions under oath in a deposition.
Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes will decide if Davis's lawsuit can continue in state court during a hearing on Wednesday.
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