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Mayor speaks on FBI investigation
by Jennifer Lee
Rochester, N.Y. -- The FBI is looking into the Rochester City School District's modernization program.
The details as to why this investigation is taking place remain unclear.
13WHAM spoke with Mayor Lovely Warren, who said she was notified a month and a half ago of this investigation by attorneys with the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board.
"What they're looking for, I don't know," Warren said. "How long they have been investigating, we have no idea"
The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board oversees the modernization project. The FBI is investigating the first phase, which cost $325 million.
Mayor Warren said no one on her end has spoken with the FBI.
She also said the state will have to approve the second phase of the project before it takes any further action.
"I'm going to proceed with reviewing the current draft that the superintendent gave us last week and putting forth my suggestions on changes, and then send it back to the district so that they can make the changes and send it to legislature," said Warren.
Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and School Board President Van White also told 13WHAM they were unclear of the details of this FBI investigation.