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NATIONAL BRIEFING : PENNSYLVANIA : Swim club to file for bankruptcy

Times Wire Reports

A suburban swim club accused of discrimination last summer after revoking the memberships of mostly black and Latino children plans to declare bankruptcy, a newspaper reported.

In an e-mail to club “friends and families,” President John Duesler said the board of directors had voted to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week, the Philadelphia Daily News reported.

Duesler wrote that many would blame the bankruptcy on legal proceedings and negative media exposure, the newspaper said.

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But, he said, “the truth is that the club has struggled to stay out of the red for at least the last decade” and owes more than $100,000 in operational expenses and legal fees, the newspaper reported.


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