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GOP Candidate for Governor Under Fire for Housing Development Plans

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Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino has been criticizing Governor Andrew Cuomo—but now, he too is under a federal microscope.

Astorino is being ordered to complete a seven hour interrogation after being accused of lying about a housing desegregation settlement.

In 2009, Westchester County agreed to build 750 affordable-housing units in mostly white neighborhoods to be marketed to non-white residents.

The housing project is now in development and 173 of the units are already occupied.

A federal monitor says the Westchester executive has other plans for the development, and has spread wrong information.

Astorino denies the charge that is backed by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara—the same official that opened the investigation into Cuomo's decision to shut down his anti-corruption panel.

The ongoing dispute has cost Westchester millions of dollars in federal grants.

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