Schuette endorses Detroit art deal in bankruptcy - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Schuette endorses Detroit art deal in bankruptcy

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has given his blessing to a deal that transfers control of art to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
 
The agreement is part of Detroit's bankruptcy case. It removes any ownership stake from the city and puts the museum in the role of trustee.
 
The deal is part of a broad effort to prevent the sale of art in the bankruptcy and soften pension cuts to Detroit retirees. The museum, foundations and the state have pledged to come up with $816 million.
 
In a statement released Tuesday, Schuette says he's required to review the agreement. He says he believes it's illegal to sell art to satisfy creditors, although some creditors still are pushing back in bankruptcy court.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices