- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Reports show Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun’s companies paid Detroit roughly $150,000 in April for code violations and blight citations on various properties.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1AUoG2X ) Saturday a document finds Moroun’s companies paid for about 200 violations at several dozen properties, including the vacant Michigan Central depot. Mayor Mike Duggan spokesman John Roach says the companies are up-to-date on fines ranging from 2002 to April.

The payments came during talks between the city and Moroun’s International Bridge Co. over a land transfer deal.

The bridge company will transfer nearly 5 acres to the city to expand nearby Riverside Park and pay Detroit $3 million for park improvements. Moroun gets city-owned land that could be used as part of a planned private bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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