Ald. Khalif Rainey
Press Release

Alderman Rainey requests a full audit after the City of Milwaukee was scamme

"The audit should tell us the extent of the scam."

By - Nov 14th, 2017 02:29 pm

Alderman Khalif Rainey is calling for an audit of all city-owned properties sold to non-profit organizations after a local scam was uncovered.

The City of Milwaukee began offering foreclosed properties for $1,000 in the hopes of selling the vacant homes to non-profits who could put the property to good use. However, the Department of Neighborhood Development found that in some cases the non-profits were shams. In one sale, a fake organization made $44,000 selling a property a week later.

Alderman Rainey is calling for a city audit from the beginning of the program’s inception saying, “The taxpayers of this city deserve better, and we need to find out just how deep the damage goes. The audit should tell us the extent of the scam.”

Alderman Rainey has sent a letter to the City Comptroller’s Office. Please see attachments.

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