Lawsuit claims Councilman Johnson skirted law to aid developer

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson ignored the law by steering the purchase of city-owned lots to political insiders, one of whom was a member of a drug gang who served 15 years for third-degree murder.

Johnson steered city-owned properties to “insiders” and demanded that purchasers “use his preferred developers.”  At least 17 of 22 properties in the past three months went to political insiders…

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