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EXCLUSIVE: Local mayor under fire after he was caught using racial slurs

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CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A powerful political name is tied to a disturbing recording.

A local mayor is under fire for using racial slurs.

The Italian-born owner of Hillside Party Center says his African-American cliental doesn't sit too well with the mayor of this mostly white community.

"He told me over and over again, I don't like your business, I don't like the people you bring to my town," Emanuel Diligente said.

Diligente says his troubles started when he began renting the upstairs of his party center to a black congregation for weekly church services.

So 19 Action News went straight to Mayor Jack Bacci to find out if these allegations are true.

So just what did the mayor have to say when Carl Monday confronted him? Watch and find out.

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