Home­less man sues fast food gi­ant

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BOS­TON: A home­less Bos­ton man who was wrong­fully ac­cused of try­ing to use coun­ter­feit cash at Burger King, and who spent three months in jail, is su­ing the fast food gi­ant.

Emory El­lis says in a law­suit filed this week that he was dis­crim­i­nated against be­cause he was black and home­less.

El­lis was ar­rested in 2015 af­ter he tried to buy break­fast us­ing a note that the cashier thought was fake.

The law­suit says El­lis’s ar­rest re­sulted in a pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion that landed him in jail be­fore pros­e­cu­tors dropped the charge as the note was gen­uine. – AP

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