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WALKERSVILLE, Md. (AP) The town of Walkersville is poised to spend nearly $4.8 million to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit. The town revealed the amount Tuesday, one day before Walkersville officials vote on the proposed agreement with the developer who filed the complaint.

The town would pay David Moxley and his family $4.7 million for 224 disputed acres of farmland, plus $50,000 for closing and transfer costs. That's less than the $6.7 million Moxley would have received from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA had the town granted the Silver Spring-based group a zoning exemption for its proposed mosque and annual festival.

Moxley alleged in a federal lawsuit that religious bias was behind the denial.

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