Possible False Claims Act (Qui Tam) Exposure in City of Buffalo’s HUD Controversy

February 10, 2014  |  IN THE NEWS  |  Share

A report issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General indicates that $1.6 million in federal funds were misused by the City of Buffalo.  Specifically, the federal funds were used to pay lobbyist firms based in Washington, DC.  Such use of federal funds is prohibited.

Above is a link to NBC News affiliate WGRZ’s report on the City of Buffalo’s misuse of funds.  The report includes an interview with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown as well as my legal analysis on the matter.

Click above to watch the full report including my comments on the process required to use federal funds, who should have known what the funds were being used for, and the potential consequences for the misuse of funds.

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