Durham Mayor, Three Councilors Named In Lawsuit
Posted December 30, 2005 12:29 p.m. EST
DURHAM, N.C. — Durham Mayor Bill Bell and three city council members are at the center of a federal lawsuit.
A contractor named Hairston Enterprises says the city failed to hire low-income residents to help build the Barnes Avenue housing project. The lawsuit claims that is a violation of federal law.
The city councilors named in the lawsuit include Eugene Brown, Diane Catotti and Cora Cole-McFadden
Hairston Enterprises is owned by Vincent Brown, a man who ran for mayor earlier this year. Brown dropped out once news surfaced about his criminal record.