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Feds Eye 'Suspect Transactions' at Fairfield Housing Authority

Robert Mayer, the first selectman's chief of staff and the town's acting fiscal officer, reportedly told the Board of Finance on Tuesday that HUD authorities were "pursuing the person who allegedly absconded with some funds."

 

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is reportedly investigating "suspect transactions" at the Fairfield Housing Authority.

According to a report in the Fairfield Citizen, the investigation began when the Housing Authority's new executive director, Carol Martin, discovered some anomalies on the books and reported them to authorities.

The Housing Authority, which is operationally independent of the town government, reportedly has a $327,000 federal deficit. It also reportedly for past payroll processing. The agency, the subject of a labor board dispute earlier this year, has had three directors since 2007, according to the report.

Robert Mayer, the first selectman's chief of staff and the town's acting fiscal officer, reportedly told the Board of Finance on Tuesday that HUD authorities were "pursuing the person who allegedly absconded with some funds."

The Fairfield Housing Authority manages the Trefoil Court and Pine Tree Lane housing complexes for seniors, as well as the local housing voucher program.

For more check out the Fairfield Citizen report.

DM December 09, 2012 at 01:21 AM
As a business owner who processes payroll how could you possibly owe 65k!!!?? Using a 3rd party company who does it for profit with way more employees than the Fairfield housing authority i spend less than $100 a week for weekly processing as well.
Fairfield Old Timer December 09, 2012 at 03:27 PM
The town of fairfield is corrupt to the core. Hell....they even let Metro-North conductors park for FREE in "PERMIT Parking Only" spaces at our town's train stations as a "professional courtesy. One can only imaging what is given away by town officials as a "professional courtesy" at the Tax Payers expense!
Glenn December 10, 2012 at 04:29 AM
The way it worked there were only 3 or 4 people on the housing payroll so the town used there payroll dept to make the payments and the housing authority was to reimburse the town when the federal money from HUD came in annually another Ken Flatto deal.
John Jameson December 10, 2012 at 02:16 PM
@Glenn, from what I understand, this had been the process for decades, long before Flatto came on the scene. So while you can blame him for a lot of things, I don't think you can blame him for this.

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