Attorney Norman Yatooma seeks $735,000 from Detroit for fees in slain stripper lawsuit

A lawyer who represents the children of a slain exotic dancer in a civil lawsuit wants more than $735,000 in legal fees and expenses from Detroit and its former chief lawyer.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report Norman Yatooma filed the request Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit. The request comes after a federal judge ordered the city and John Johnson to pay Yatooma’s fees after concluding the city destroyed emails.

Yatooma said emails exchanged during Kwame Kilpatrick’s time as mayor could link the ex-mayor, police officials and others to impeding an investigation into the 2003 shooting death of Tamara Greene. The lawsuit is against the city and Kilpatrick.

Greene was rumored to have danced at a never-proven 2002 party at the mayoral mansion.

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