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Brown says he hasn't been subpoenaed in Buffalo Billion investigation

Chris Caya WBFO News

Mayor Byron Brown tells WBFO News that neither he, nor his office, has been subpoenaed as part of the ongoing Buffalo Billion investigation.

Brown is vouching for his former aide, Peter Cutler, who worked in City Hall before joining the Cuomo Administration. Cutler, who has since taken a job at the Erie County Medical Center, was recently subpoenaed as federal investigators look for possible conflicts of interest and improper bidding with the state's Solar City project.

"Some people are subpoenaed to provide whatever information that they have. Certainly feel very strongly about Peter Cutler, his integrity. I know that he is not involved in any concern regarding Solar City," Brown said.  

From what he understands, Brown says the investigation will not have any impact on Solar City's opening on schedule and the company's hiring of nearly 3,000 workers for the solar panel maker's South Buffalo factory.