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Statement from Mayor Walsh

May 19, 2016

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Today, Mayor Walsh released the following statement:

"I am deeply concerned about today's news. Everyone who knows Ken knows him to be a good and hardworking person. We will continue to work with the U.S. Attorney's Office to get to the bottom of this. Everyone in my administration should know that there is only one way to do things and that is the right way."

Statement from Laura Oggeri, Chief Communications Officer for the City of Boston:

"The Mayor asked Attorney Brian Kelly to review the city's interactions with Top Chef last year and he produced a report that concluded no city employee was involved in any illegal activities. Attorney Kelly has also been reviewing Boston Calling and he is conducting a comprehensive review of the Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment to ensure that the proper policies and procedures are in place.   

"Ken Brissette is currently on paid administrative leave."