A group of citizens in Allison Hill have raised concerns about the mayor’s financial ties to the owner of theBurg, and his cozy relationship with Pennlive’s opinion editor.
Bruce Weber, Director of Finance & Budget for the City of Harrisburg, quickly dismissed any hint of a looming settlement by the city. “I’d rather have the courts adjudicate. That’s what they are there for. Due process.”
FBI investigating evidence against Harrisburg Mayor in real estate, abuse of power scandal: Federal Lawsuit
An FBI investigation related to corruption of Harrisburg officials has hamstrung the efforts of the city’s legal team to have the lawsuit dismissed.
Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse named in federal lawsuit for alleged real estate scheme involving tax sale
HRA initiated neighborhood rezoning which created land use restrictions, increased taxes, and other financial burdens, with the end goal to eventually take over real estate parcels at a fraction of market value through tax sales using straw buyers.