Former Saul Ewing and Venable partner Sheryl Robinson Wood, who stepped down last year as a federally mandated police monitor in Detroit as a result of an inappropriate relationship with disgraced ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, could soon be personally on the hook for a steep legal tab if federal prosecutors get their way.

The Detroit Free Press reports that in a filing by federal prosecutors on Monday, the government claims that Wood, not her former firms, should repay Detroit for legal fees incurred during a monitorship that began in 2003 as a result of an agreement the city reached with the Justice Department’s civil rights division.

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