Federal lawsuit filed against Lansing City officials

A new lawsuit filed against Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero claims city leaders worked together to set up a racketeering enterprise to steal the Red Cedar Renaissance project from a local development company.

The lawsuit was filed Friday by Livonia Attorney, Mike Cox, on behalf of former developers of the Red Cedar project, Christopher and Leo Jerome and Story Companies, LLC.

The complaint alleges that developer Joel Ferguson, with the help of some prominent city officials, is using his political influence to demand, threaten, and control municipal and state contract approvals when it comes to highly profitable land development projects, including the Red Cedar project.

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