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Councilman Sal DiCiccio Statement Regarding Call for AG Investigation Into Valley Metro CEOCouncilman Sal DiCiccio Statement Regarding Call for AG Investigation Into Valley Metro CEO<div class="ExternalClass2DD849B87AD9425B915081AF765A4FCE"><div>​​"A $200,000 gift to a transit official who was accused of stealing and committing fraud is outrageous. This is a criminal act that needs to be investigated by an entity that prosecutes criminal activity. Today, Jim Waring, Michael Nowakowsi and I sent a <a href="/district6site/Documents/12-4-15%20Letter%20to%20Atty%20Gen%20Brnovich.pdf">letter to the Arizona Attorney General</a> requesting that they investigate the accusations. We do not want the taxpayers to be on the hook for the transit official’s acts and the city's payout. This also sends a message about credibility for the City of Phoenix. You cannot be handing people accused of theft more money. This problem should not be whitewashed or buried. </div><div><br></div><div>I am glad the city asked for an independent audit, and we are taking the next step by asking the Arizona Attorney General’s office to investigate. The big issue is the city’s credibility regarding the transit official’s behavior and what the city’s response communicates to our taxpayers. People at the top get taken care of and paid off when they are accused of wrongdoing, while people at the bottom pay the penalty."</div></div>12/4/2015 7:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-465-5405