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Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks is Bob Wiesner's wife. While Brooks spoke with reporters after the arrest, she instead focused on the work of LDCs and how to improve oversight.
After four men turned themselves in Wednesday afternoon, including Brooks' husband the county executive held a press conference addressing the allegations in the 25-count indictment.
Maggie said at the press conference she has been aware of the investigation for around three years. She said she has been communicating with the Attorney General's Office, but would not discuss the charges against her husband.
"There's two things I don't talk about: personnel issues and personal issues. My husband is a personal issue. I will tell you, I'm the county executive today. I'll be the county executive tomorrow and I believe I have two more years on my term, so you'll be seeing a lot of me. My job is to make sure we maintain what we created. The merits of these projects are good," said County Executive Brooks, R-Monroe County.
"We've reviewed as I've indicated a mountain of evidence, a mountain of documents, and there is not a scintilla, and I'm going to underscore this by saying, not a scintilla of evidence that would suggest that Maggie Brooks was in any way shape or form involved in any of the charges that are alleged in this indictment," said former NYS Attorney General Dennis Vacco.
Brooks said she is making immediate changes to protect the integrity of the LDC projects. She is ordering the UTC board to terminate business with Navitec. She will also reserve the right to order them to terminate with any other subcontractors implicated in the investigation.
Brooks is also appointing former Rochester Police Chief David Moore, who is now Monroe County's Director of Public Safety, to oversee the independent boards governing UTC.
Brooks said they have been focusing on protecting the taxpayers today and that's what they will continue to do tomorrow.