Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

City Fund Investigated after Alert from Worker

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

City Fund Investigated after Alert from Worker

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A Pittsburgh watchdog agency is looking at a city trust fund after a worker made an internal notification, Mayor Bill Peduto's administration said Monday.

Specifics were few, with Mr. Peduto telling reporters that he could not detail the issue publicly amid an active investigation. His spokeswoman, Katie O'Malley, said the Office of Municipal Investigations is handling the matter.

"OMI was asked to perform an investigation into the Great Race Trust Fund to ensure that fund transactions were going through the proper controls and approval processes administered by city entities such as [the Office of Management and Budget] and City Council," Ms. O'Malley said in a statement. She said she could not discuss specifics and that the "issue is under review. …

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