State report calls out Buchanan over donation funds

A new state report is questioning what happened to $365,000 in donations and grants earmarked for a Buchanan community center.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli issued the report earlier this the week, stating there's no paper trail for funds initially intended to build a community center.

"I thought the comptroller's report was very fair, wasn't biased at all," says Mayor Sean Murray. "We knew we had accounting problems and we're working on them right now."

Al Donahue was the mayor of Buchanan in 2001 when the funds were allocated and again in 2008 when he requested the state audit that produced DiNapoli's report. Efforts by News 12 to reach him for comment were not successful.

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