Kevyn Orr
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Detroit gets new financial manager

An emergency financial manager with wide-ranging powers has been appointed for the troubled US city of Detroit, in the biggest state takeover for years.

Kevyn Orr, a lawyer who worked on restructuring the carmaker Chrysler after bankruptcy, will be able to override elected officials.

The city is running a $300m (£200m) deficit and has debts of some $14bn.

James Kelly reports.

  • 15 Mar 2013