YONKERS - Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis defended himself in the wake of recent federal investigations into his finances and properties during a radio interview today with WVOX broadcaster Bill O'Shaughnessy.

The FBI and IRS are currently digging into Davis' financial history in addition to serving subpoenas to city employees.

The 74-year-old mayor expressed belief that the federal investigations are a result of him being targeted. He asserted that he is an honest man.