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August 20, 2013

FBI agents return to Niagara town hall

Niagara Gazette — TOWN OF NIAGARA — Agents from the FBI and representatives from the New York State Attorney General's Office paid another visit to town hall this week.

A spokesperson for the FBI in Buffalo confirmed that agents from her office visited town hall on Monday.

FBI spokesperson Maureen Dempsey declined to discuss the nature of the visit or disclose the names of any individuals who may have been interviewed. 

"We can confirm our presence up there," Dempsey said before declining additional comment. 

Members of the town board met Tuesday night for a regular monthly meeting. There was no mention of the FBI visit during the meeting.

Afterward. Supervisor Steve Richards declined to comment on the matter.

The FBI confirmed in March that federal agents and representatives from the state attorney general's office started conducting interviews with several town officials as part of an “ongoing matter.” The FBI has not identified the source of its inquiry, nor has it confirmed that the visits are part of any criminal investigation.

Richards confirmed that he spent a couple of hours with federal and state investigators during a private meeting on March 18. At the time, Richards would confirm only that the meeting was held at the FBI's request to discuss "town business.” Richards declined to discuss anything more about the meeting, but did indicate that he expected to hear from FBI agents again. 

In May, town council members Rob Clark and Marc Carpenter confirmed that they had been interviewed separately by the FBI several weeks after agents first visited town hall. Both declined to discuss the specific nature of those discussions, saying only that they were cooperating with federal and state authorities. 

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