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Fake credentials and stolen money

A new lawsuit accuses the former leader at one of Kansas City's major economic development agencies of lying about his credentials and wiring himself millions of dollars. Plus, the AFC Championship game is back in Kansas City for the fifth year in a row — and business is booming.

Before his death in 2022, Lee Brown worked as the controller of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, overseeing the finances of a hugely influential agency. In a lawsuit filed last week, the EDC is now accusing Brown of stealing $3 million from his employer and lying about basic facts like his work history and his
family. Steve Vockrodt of the Midwest Newsroom has the details.

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game on Sunday to decide who goes to the Super Bowl. It’ll be the fifth straight year the game is played at Arrowhead Stadium. That’s an NFL record, and as KCUR's Greg Echlin
explains, it’s a windfall for Kansas City businesses.

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