Pittsburgh Accused Of Misusing Federal Fair Housing Funds

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 6:18 PM EST) -- Four Pittsburgh community development organizations have accused the city of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars intended for the Community Development Block Grant program, according to a False Claims Act suit unsealed in Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday. 

The complaint alleges that the city of Pittsburgh and former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl submitted false or fraudulent claims to the United States to obtain millions of dollars in CDBG, Home Investment Partnerships and related federal funds during the six years preceding the complaint but failed to spend...
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