The African-American developer tried to win permission from thecity of Detroit to be one of the developers of temporary casinos inDetroit on Nov. 20, 1997. He made it past the first cut, but MayorDennis Archer chose three developers, one of them out-of-state,another local and one from elsewhere in Michigan. Detroit is nowpaying out massive amounts in lawsuits because the permanent casinoplans fell through.

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