BUFFALO, N.Y. — Multiple agencies conducted "court authorized activities" at Buffalo City Hall according to a spokesperson for the FBI.
FBI agents were joined by Housing and Urban Development, the Office of the Inspector General and the Internal Revenue Service. They mainly focused on an office on the third floor that belongs to the Office of Strategic Planning.
Despite the activity on Wednesday morning, arrests were not made.
The FBI spokesperson would not say if a search warrant was issued or what the focus of the investigation was.
City of Buffalo spokesperson Michael J. DeGeorge issued this statement:
Our understanding is that court authorized activity has taken place at a BURA office. At this time we have no further information.
As the day went on, agents could be seen removing large carts of items covered with a blue tarp.
The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency focuses on funding new and existing housing. BURA has a board that includes mostly government officials, including Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown who is the chairperson.
Recent BURA projects include the Jefferson Avenue apartments and Westminster Commons on Monroe Street.
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