FBI Seizes City Hall Records, Questions Planning Chief at His Home

Nov. 6, 2019

Investigators wheeled three carts full with boxes away from the third floor of Buffalo City Hall on Wednesday. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)
Investigators wheeled three carts full with boxes away from the third floor of Buffalo City Hall on Wednesday.

Unannounced and unexpected, FBI agents arrived at Buffalo City Hall Wednesday armed with a search warrant.

Eight hours later, they left with box upon box of seized information.

The court-authorized search, which took place just a day after voters went to the polls, focused on the city’s Office of Strategic Planning and the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency in what appears to be an investigation into public corruption.

“We have not made any arrests,” FBI spokeswoman Maureen Dempsey said Wednesday.
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