Judge throws out ex-Mt. Vernon mayor's $600M lawsuit
Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis' $600 million lawsuit against the city was thrown out of court Wednesday.
The suit's dismissal means there will be no new election between Davis and Mayor Clinton Young. A federal judge dismissed all aspects of the suit, saying an FBI raid of city offices was not politically motivated.
The suit was filed by more than a dozen plaintiffs made up of Davis and his supporters. It alleged an FBI corruption probe into Davis' office was racially motivated and a political ploy to discourage voters from supporting the former mayor's re-election.
The corruption probe was an extension of an investigation into three trash hauling companies' connection to the mob.
Davis' lawsuit had listed the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office and Young as defendants in the case.
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