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The City of Buffalo has failed to collect on millions of dollars in housing court fines from property owners.

Investigative Post journalist Jim Heaney says he has learned that City Hall has failed to collect $22 million from property owners who violated housing and health codes.  Heaney traced the delinquent fines back to 2006. 

Heaney said of more than 20 property owners, one fined topped $100,000.

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Investigative Post.org. is reporting that Buffalo Common Council Majority Leader Demone Smith’s campaign committee has failed to pay more than $1,800 in judgments filed by the state Board of Elections.  

WBFO and AM-970’s Eileen Buckley talks with the Investigative Post's Jim Heaney. Heaney said a week after Smith’s wife pleaded guilty to fraud charges, Smith is dealing with his own legal issues.

You can read more about his story at http://www.investigativepost.org/.

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A former Buffalo News reporter has established a brand new, non-profit journalism center. 

Investigative journalist Jim Heaney   has launched Investigativepost.org.  

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked to Heaney as he kicks off his on-line site with an in-depth analysis of Governor  Andrew Cuomo's  $1 billion economic development plan for Western New York

 

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