- Associated Press - Sunday, April 20, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A credit union has sued a Detroit City Council member, saying he “willfully and maliciously” damaged his foreclosed home.

The Detroit News (https://bit.ly/1h0RJoZ ) reports that the Public Service Credit Union is seeking $56,000 from George Cushingberry Jr. and his wife, Maria Drew Cushingberry. The complaint says they removed kitchen cabinets and fixtures.

Lawyer Todd Perkins denies his clients damaged the home, saying they only removed items belonging to them.

The house is one of those in the Marygrove neighborhood where Mayor Mike Duggan launched a sale and rebuilding program for vacant structures.

The suit says Cushingberry defaulted on a $242,000 loan. A woman bought it in February for $35,000.

In March, Cushingberry accepted a plea deal to traffic charges after he was found with marijuana and alcohol in his car.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/


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