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U.S. Department Of Justice Suing Springfield Landlord

The United States Department of Justice is claiming sexual assault and Fair Housing Act violations against Springfield Landlord Jimmie Bell in a recent lawsuit.

The suit accuses Bell of offering reduced rent and repairs to tenants in exchange for sexual favors, making unwanted sexual advances towards tenants, sexually touching tenants without consent, and evicting tenants who refused his advances.