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Former RHA chair George Moses indicted


A federal grand jury has indicted George Moses, the former board chairman of the Rochester Housing Authority, on two counts of making false statements to the FBI. He was arraigned on Friday and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to the indictment and a previously filed complaint announced last fall, the charges are connected to a contract between Rochester Housing Charities, which is an affiliated nonprofit created by the Rochester Housing Authority, and another company, Capital Connection Partners LLC. Capital Connection Partners would ultimately subcontract its work to Caesar Development LLC, a company owned by former Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden.

The US Attorney’s Office says that during an investigation into the contracts, the FBI interviewed Moses, and he is accused of making false statements.

Adam McFadden pleaded guilty in April to federal charges including a count of wire fraud and a violation regarding filing a false tax return. McFadden will be sentenced in June.

Randy Gorbman is news director of WXXI Public Broadcasting.