BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, in an exclusive interview, says that what he knows about misspent federal funds comes from Channel 2 News reports about it.
Reporter Jeff Preval broke the story Tuesday that $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had either been inappropriately spent… or illegally spent.
The spending was by the now-defunct Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corporation. And while the Mayor says he did not know about the HUD report detailing the misspent money, he was uniquely positioned to do something about it.
Mayor Brown sat down with Investigative Reporter Steve Brown Thursday in an exclusive one-on-one interview. It began with handing Mayor Brown the critical HUD report that he says he'd never seen before.