Friday, September 12, 2008
Pittsburgh City Council President Doug Shields has sent a letter to United States Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan and Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett requesting an investigation into the settlement of former Urban Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Pat Ford. Shields says the accusations against the city's administration are damning, and need to be explained. He says he is upset that the taxpayers have to foot the bill for a settlement that is "paying people to shut up about what's going on in these organizations." As a part of the settlement, Ford has agreed not to say anything else about his allegations against the city unless under subpoena.