CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Convicted contractor Michael Bouthillette, the owner of Certified Disaster Restoration Corp. and a friend and supporter of former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau, is still trying to collect over $30,000 from the city for work done in late 2006 and early 2007 at the Adams Memorial Library.
Central Falls City Solicitor Matthew Jerzyk filed a stipulation in Superior Court this week removing the non-profit library as a defendant in the lawsuit, which was originally filed in October 2008. This action leaves the city as the sole defendant. However, in light of Bouthilette's plea agreement and the city's bankruptcy scenario, Jerzyk said he is asking that the lawsuit be dismissed.
â€śThe city will continue to vigorously litigate this case to protect the interests of the city and the taxpayers,â€ť said Jerzyk. The suit seeks payment of the $30,000, plus interest, costs and other fees.
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