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Going broke: Bankrupt municipalities

Published On: Jul 11 2012 08:56:08 AM PDT   Updated On: Dec 03 2013 08:41:41 AM PST

A judge has ruled Detroit is eligible to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Take a look at all the U.S. cities that have gone broke.

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Since 1937, when bankruptcy became an option for municipalities, an estimated 625 government bodies have filed for Chapter 9 protection, according to ABC News. Here are the most recent, and some of the most notable:

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