Bajjali told Houston television station KHOU he has not seen the City of Joplin's lawsuit, which alleges fraud and says Wallace-Bajjali did not help "grow or rebuild Joplin in any way."
From the KHOU report:
Bajjali insisted most of the money paid by the city was used to reimburse expenses related to millions of dollars in grants and tax credits Wallace Bajjali helped secure for Joplin. The city values those grants and tax credits at just under $24 million; Bajjali puts the total at $50 million.
He also denied his company was to blame for the lack of progress on proposed redevelopment projects.
Bajjali denied the city's allegations of fraud, gross negligence and willful misconduct, but refused to comment when the I-Team pressed him further.
In a statement today, Bajjali said he has not seen Joplin's lawsuit, but added, "I do fully intend to defend myself in response to any unfounded allegations asserted by any party."