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 October 31, 2009  Posted by  Business, Court, U.S.

Ryan McCarthy reports:

Researching and listing assets belonging to members of a citizens group smacks of Chicago-style politics and tries to intimidate residents challenging a major commercial project, Citizens to Preserve Marysville’s Parks members say.

“We’re talking Russia,” Beverly Hayes said Friday. “We’re talking Chicago politics.”

Hayes called the effort snooping, said it’s unprecedented and termed it appalling.

Dale Whitmore, a member of the citizens group that was established in 1998, agreed.

“I didn’t think people did this,” he said.

Assets of Hayes and other members were listed as part of court documents filed Wednesday by the law firm representing the developer seeking to build the Washington Square Commercial Development in Marysville.

Read more in the Appeal-Democrat.

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