Noble and the Democrat Aldermen who support him (for example Dunn and Will) have all insisted that Noble is innocent. They all said that Swanzey's investigation is not independent. They all insisted that an independent auditor would prove his innocence.
Their bluff was called. Legislation was presented to the Council to hire an auditor to review the grants. It was defeated and the leader of the opposition was Alderman Will. His stated reason was that the "timing" was bad.
I call BS.
If an independent auditor would clear Steve Noble and thereby embarrass Gallo, you can bet your hiney that Will would have jumped on it. Will would not walk across the street to spit on Gallo if he was on fire. Gallo feels the same about Will.
The logical conclusion is that a review by an independent auditor would confirm Swanzey's conclusions and bury Steve Noble. The "timing" Will spoke of is the upcoming primary.
Ask yourselves another question. If an independent auditor would exonerate Noble, then why is he not screaming for an auditor from the highest mountain top? Why is he not asking the Council to hire that auditor? Why is Alderman Will opposing it?
Timing? I call BS.