Members of the New York State Inspector General's office searched the Port of Oswego's administrative offices for several hours Wednesday. Terrence Hammill, the port board of directors chairman, says the state seized the director's business cellphone and computer, but he says he's in the dark about why they were there.
"We’re a little bit mystified," Hammill said. "There’s nothing going on that would come across our mind as an issue for the inspector general’s office."
The inspector general's office is tasked with keeping state agencies like the Port of Oswego accountable. Hammill says as far as he knows the port is operating in an effective and professional way, but if they have something to improve or a mistake to correct Hammill says they will take the state's advice.
A spokesperson for the inspector general confirmed the search but would not offer further comment.