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RICO suit: MGM casino construction shut out minority businesses

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A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Monday claims MGM National Harbor failed to award contracts for a significant portion of the construction of a $1.2 billion casino to minority businesses, despite receiving federal housing and community development funds earmarked for that purpose. The plaintiffs — which include the federal government, along with the Maryland Business Clergy Partnership and several minority businesses — claim that in filings with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development Director Eric Brown falsely stated that the casino project was complying with requirements to receive HUD funding.

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