A former Wausau alderwoman is suing the city in federal court.
Attorney Jeff Scott Olson claims city officials never told Christine Van de Yacht about a possible conflict of interest involving some property she bought that had been cleaned up with a federal blight loan.
The lawsuit names the mayor, the interim and former community development directors and the former city attorney as defendants.
Scott Olson filed the complaint in federal court earlier this month. He says the suit should help clear Van de Yacht's name.
Van de Yacht had filed a notice of claim with the city last year, seeking $50-thousand in damages. Scott Olson says they're now asking for unspecified damages for mental and emotional distress and attorney's fees. The city has not yet responded to the lawsuit. Wausau's mayor had no comment for this story.