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Brian Davis Update

Frank LoTempio III, attorney for Councilmember Brian Davis, talks to Channel 7's Steve Barber outside D District headquarters.

Frank LoTempio III, attorney for Councilmember Brian Davis, talks to Channel 7's Steve Barber outside D District headquarters.

In today’s print edition, I write about allegations that Brian Davis has bounced checks at corner stores on the Lower West Side, in addition to the bad check he is alleged to have used to pay Kevin Brinkworth for rent on One Sunset, the Delaware Avenue restaurant that closed in December.

As indicated, at press time yesterday, I had not heard back from Davis or his attorney, Frank LoTempio III, in regard to these allegations. I still have not heard from Davis, but LoTempio called me yesterday evening, after the paper had gone to press. He said he was unaware of those allegations and so could not comment on them.

When I asked whether the Buffalo Police investigation into Davis extended beyond the bad check he’s alleged to have passed to Brinkworth, LoTempio replied, “Not as far as I know.”

FURTHER UPDATE: I meant to link to this penetrating article by Frank Brutus at the Buffalo Ruse, about a proposal to brand a stretch of Fillmore Avenue as “Little Baghdad.” (Because if it’s appropriate to brand Hertal as “Little Italy”…) Read to the bottom for the dig at Davis:

Ellicott Council Member Brian Davis, challenging other Council members to step up their support for “Little Baghdad,” presented to Mr. Washington a personal check for $100,000.00. “Don’t cash it until Friday, though,” he said.