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Published February 25, 2010, 07:24 AM

Fargo Public Works Director is suspended and under investigation for fraud

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo's Public Works Director has been suspended and is under investigation by fraud experts. Al Weigel is accused of not following proper procedure in the purchase of materials. Mayor Dennis Walaker wouldn't give any further details, only to say that procedures weren't followed.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo's Public Works Director has been suspended and is under investigation by fraud experts.

Al Weigel is accused of not following proper procedure in the purchase of materials. Mayor Dennis Walaker wouldn't give any further details, only to say that procedures weren't followed.

Weigel was suspended yesterday afternoon with pay. He was a vital part of the flood fight last spring, but Mayor Walaker says his suspension shouldn't affect the fight this spring.

The fraud division of a local accounting firm is investigating. A city employee brought the violation to the attention of city administrators. It's not clear how long Weigel will be suspended.

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