New England News
5:03 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Mayor Mum On Reported Probe Of Consultant

The mayor of Springfield Massachusetts, Domenic Sarno,  is saying little about a published report that a federal investigation is probing ties between a political consultant and the mayor’s office.

   Sarno was asked if he had any knowledge of  a federal investigation that was reported Sunday by the Springfield Republican newspaper

   The published report t cited anonymous sources that said FBI agents had recently questioned City Hall insiders about political consultant  Charles Kingston.  The report said   Kingston wields considerable influence on the Sarno administration.  The  paper said Kingston has a consulting business, but his clients could not be identified through a check of public records and he has not registered as a lobbyist.