No answer at Alderman Austin’s residence. We knocked and somebody walked up and locked the door. pic.twitter.com/LWFfMr8Jgd— Tahman Bradley (@tahmanbradley) June 19, 2019
Austin is known for her close ties to Burke when she was the budget chair and he headed the Finance Committee.
Austin has resisted oversight at City Hall. Back in 2016 she and Burke delayed effort by the inspector general to more closely scrutinize City Council Committees.
The feds have been zeroing on City Hall as part of a widespread investigation, sources say.
Alderman Danny Solis wore a wire and recorded conversations with aldermen and insiders and Burke has been charged with attempted extortion.Austin has reportedly not been charged with a crime.