For decades, it wasn’t unusual for former Buffalo mayors — or even sitting Buffalo mayors — to face criminal charges. Accusations of bribery and corruption were commonplace in Buffalo politics, and the top office wasn’t immune.
Fifty-five years ago this week, former Mayor Steven Pankow was on trial in a bribery case.
“Mrs. Pankow’s bank deposit is on record in paving trial”
“A bank deposit slip showing a $2500 cash deposit in the account of former Mayor Pankow’s wife was introduced into the trial of paving bribery charges against five defendants during Monday’s session.”