Two developers have filed a $50 million lawsuit alleging that city corruption led to them losing a lease for a new Registry of Motor Vehicles facility in Springfield.
Martone Place LLC and HDC Four LLC filed the federal complaint against the city and several city officials.
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The suit alleges that the defendants conspired to stymie the developers in order to steer a lease to a different developer connected to and favored by the city.
Martone and HDC originally won the contract in 2013 but later had it rescinded.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs tells Masslive.com (http://bit.ly/2fhJmcP ) the lease would have been worth $50 million over 60 years.
City attorney Edward Pikula said the law department is reviewing the suit and refused comment on behalf of all defendants.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/