The leader of defiant Yonkers councilmen vowed to press ahead with his fight against court-ordered desegregation despite daily fines that will bankrupt the city in 17 days and the suspension of its ability to borrow money.

Moody's Investors Service suspended Yonkers' bond rating Thursday, deeping the city's financial peril, and U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand held a fourth councilman in contempt and ordered him to pay daily fines of $500.Sand had delayed the hearing for that councilman, Vice Mayor Henry Spallone, until Thursday because he had no lawyer Tuesday when the judge held the city and three other councilmen in contempt and imposed the same fines for refusing to adopt a desegregation plan.