He wants the appeals court to appoint an $80-hour associate for up to 300 hours of work.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking the public to pay $24,000 more for a second lawyer to appeal his corruption conviction and prison sentence.
Kilpatrick filed the request Friday with a federal appeals court.
According to defense lawyer Harold Gurewitz, a second lawyer is needed to review more than 12,000 pages of trial transcripts and provide legal research. He wants the appeals court to appoint an $80-hour associate for up to 300 hours of work.
Last week, it was disclosed that Kilpatrick's total legal bill was $813,806, with 52 percent going to attorney James Thomas.
A jury found Kilpatrick guilty of racketeering and other charges in March. The 43-year-old is serving a 28-year sentence at a federal prison in Oklahoma.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.