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A dispute over a bounced check led Anuj Chopra of Grandville, Mich., to file a lawsuit against the $1.4 billion Consumers Credit Union, two of its employees and a police detective alleging they colluded to bolster sex felony charges against Chopra and his wife.

Chopra’s lawsuit included email exhibits between the two CCU employees that not only indicate collusion occurred, but also showed the employees allegedly made racially derogatory remarks about Chopra’s national origin. The former credit union member is originally from India but has lived in the U.S. for more than 35 years and holds a permanent resident card, according to court documents.

Nearly a week after CU Times contacted all the parties involved in the lawsuit, Chopra, CCU and the city of Grandville, which represented the detective, agreed to dismiss the lawsuit on March 30 with prejudice, meaning the lawsuit can never be filed again. Lawyers for CCU and Chopra would not say why they agreed to dismiss the lawsuit or whether an out-of-court settlement had been reached.

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