PITTSBURGH — Authorities say state and county prosecutors won’t be bringing criminal charges against a state-created authority appointed to oversee Pittsburgh’s finances or its former director.
The Allegheny County district attorney’s office said in a statement that county prosecutors and the state attorney general’s office had decided that criminal charges weren’t warranted against the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority or former executive director Henry Sciortino.
District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said he remains concerned about “the significant amount of money” spent for agency operations as well as inadequate record-keeping involving operating budgets.
Sciortino had no immediate comment. Authority chairwoman B.J. Leber said officials were glad to see the inquiry end.
The authority was created more than a dozen years ago to help Pittsburgh avoid bankruptcy when the city was nearly $1 billion in debt.