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In lawsuit, ex-Philly L&I official blames boss for FBI probe that drove him from his job

March 8, 2018 GMT

By Staff

A former deputy commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections, who resigned seven years ago under the cloud of an FBI probe, is alleging in a lawsuit against the city that he was persecuted — and eventually prosecuted — by powerful political enemies he made in the course of doing his job.

Dominic Verdi, who resigned in 2011, maintains that higher-ups in the department manufactured the scandal that drove him from his post as retribution for his decision to shut down a politically connected and unlicensed social club in Old City in early 2009.

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