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January 10, 2013

AG sues Lantigua over unpaid fines

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Just two days later, the DOR released the lien against Lantigua. A spokeswoman said due to confidentiality laws, she could not say if the lien was paid off or released for another reason, however.

Lantigua and his administration also remain the focus of a state and federal investigation involving allegations of bid rigging, suspicious out-of-country travel, an illegal car swap deal and shipment of a trash truck, two ambulances and a school bus to the Dominican Republic.

That probe has already led to Essex County Grand Jury indictments of two top Lantigua allies; Leonard Degnan, his former chief of staff, and Deputy Police Chief Melix Bonilla. Degnan is accused of forcing a city trash hauler to donate a truck to a village the Dominican Republic.

Bonilla, Lantigua’s campaign manager, is the alleged architect of an illegal swap of 13 city-owned cars for four Impala sedans.

Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett declined comment for this story. His spokeswoman said she does not comment on lawsuits filed by other agencies.

Staff writer Keith Eddings contributed to this report.

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