Kevyn Orr: No discussions taking place on new job until Detroit clears historic bankruptcy

Government And Institutions Associated Press

Emergency manager Kevyn Orr's success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him — at least temporarily — out of a job when, and if, his task in the Motor City is complete.

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The turnaround expert says he has given no thought to what he will do once Detroit's bankruptcy trial ends.

The trial to determine if a judge will accept Orr's plan to shed billions of dollars in debt while improving city services continues in federal court.

San Francisco-based bankruptcy attorney Michael Sweet says Orr's work "puts him at the forefront of people who do this" and that "he would have accomplished in a very short period something no one has ever done."

Orr transferred control of the city on Thursday back to Detroit's elected leaders.