06/29/2012 12:49 pm ET

Crittendon's Bid Risks $28M To Detroit

Two weeks after a judge rejected a challenge to the city's consent agreement with the state, the city's top lawyer continued her quest to block the deal Thursday, risking access to more than $28 million in revenue sharing payments.

According to a letter from state Attorney General Bill Schuette's office, the city's deputy corporation counsel asked Thursday morning if the state would join a motion to have Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette reconsider his June 13 ruling.

The response was blunt. Frank Monticello, division chief for the state operations division, called Krystal Crittendon's claims "meritless" and said the attorney general would not agree to such a filing.

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