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After six years filled with scandal, a federal judge has dismissed bankruptcy protection for the iconic old Market Street Power Plant project.

The former Entergy-owned double-smoke-stack building on the riverfront played a role in the Ray Nagin corruption case, with the former mayor collecting $100,000 in 2010 and 2011 from Michael Samuel, a Miami-based investor and developer who wanted to turn the property into upscale shopping and condos.

After filing for bankruptcy protection in 2009, Samuel and his partners struggled for control over the power plant project for years, filing a series of lawsuits and counter-suits before the ownership company, Market Street Properties, was awarded to a new group of investors.

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