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Newark Spends More Than $577,000 on Fees Related to Data Center

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The city of Newark has spent more than $577,000 on legal and consulting fees related to a data center at the former Chrysler assembly plant site that was ultimately rejected by the University of Delaware.

City Finance Director Lou Vitola says the city paid $509,324 to the law firm Connolly Gallagher since October 2013. The city also paid $53,959 to the Dover firm of Prickett Jones & Elliott and $14,270 to Liberty Environmental Inc.

Those totals do not account for the work that City Solicitor Bruce Herron and Newark staff spent evaluating, researching and responding to questions and Freedom of Information Act requests regarding the plans.

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