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The City of Houston Pays Intern $95,000

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 10/21/2019

Grahamís NBC affiliate KPRC Houston aired on September 30 an investigation by Reporter Mario Diaz into a $95,000 publicly funded internship for the City of Houston, created to allow a former intern to sidestep a hiring freeze. Diaz looked at 8,000 e-mails between city officials and found that Mayor Sylvester Turner signed off on the position for Marvin Agumagu at the request of Houstonís Chief Development Officer Andy Icken. Turner later denied having met Agumagu, even though they have been photographed together at multiple events. Read the full story, including the mayorís response.

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