Pittsburgh mayor denies wrong after aide testifies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl insists he’s done nothing illegal, in his first comments to the media since his chief of staff testified before a federal grand jury on Tuesday.

Ravenstahl spoke with reporters Thursday after the meeting of a pension board on which he’s a member.

The mayor has not been charged with wrongdoing and his attorney denies he’s even a target of the months-long investigation, which federal prosecutors won’t detail. But it’s believed to involve whether Ravenstahl wrongly used his body guards after hours or used his political influence to help supporters.

Speaking about top aide Yarone Zober’s testimony, Ravenstahl says, “I and we have done nothing wrong and I’m confident that’ll come out in the end.”

As to federal investigators, the mayor says, “They continue to ask questions and we continue to cooperate.”

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