Realtor claims ignorance in alleged white-flight approach

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A Merrillville real estate agent is inexperienced, and didn’t mean to try to frighten homeowners into moving by using racially divisive methods, her attorney claims in a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is investigating the allegation.

Merrillville officials claim that fliers with Mary Ann Winslow’s name on them warn homeowners to sell because pending legislation would result in part of Merrillville being absorbed by neighboring Gary, according to The Times of Munster. There is no such legislation.

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