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Lancaster supervisor a tax scofflaw


Louis Grachos interview

The departing Albright-Knox director makes a case for the community helping out the gallery modernize its facilities much like it is expected to do for the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.


Fired auditor was already on chopping block

City Comptroller Mark Schroeder said Friday he decided a month ago to replace Darryl McPherson as chief city auditor over his conducted related to work issues, but decided to give him time to find another job and conclude several ongoing audits. “All that changed yesterday,” Schroeder said, when he was told by a supervisor in […]


Sordid details on City Hall firing

By Jim Heaney / Investigative Post City Hall’s top fiscal watchdog was fired by Comptroller Mark Schroeder Thursday  under sordid  circumstances. Darryl McPherson said his departure was based on professional disagreements with his boss. But Schroeder said he fired his chief auditor  shortly after he received a complaint about incidents involving inappropriate conduct by McPherson. […]


City’s audit chief abruptly fired

By Jim Heaney / Investigative Post Comptroller Mark Schroeder fired the city’s chief auditor this afternoon for undisclosed reasons and ordered him to leave City Hall immediately. Schroeder said he fired Darryl McPherson over an incident, rather than his work performance, but declined to go into details. McPherson, who served as chief auditor since 2007, […]


Heaney interview on 103.3, The Edge

iPost editor discusses his story on unpaid Housing Court fines with Shredd & Ragan.

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Who is stiffing Housing Court?

Investigative Post identifies the biggest scofflaws who have failed to pay fines and why the court came down so heavy in the first place. Featured Thursday on WGRZ.


City Hall forgoes millions in housing fines

By Jim Heaney / Investigative Post You can’t get away without paying your property taxes or garbage fee or even a parking ticket without City Hall coming after you. Letting your property go to seed is another matter. Judges in City Housing Court have imposed more than $22 million in fines since 2006 against some […]