Bradenton Housing Authority whistleblower steps forward

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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The acting director of the Bradenton Housing Authority says she was the whistleblower that resulted in a criminal investigation into the agency.

Now director Darcy Branch fears retaliation from the Housing Authority board.

She tells the Bradenton Herald that she reported the mismanagement to the Department of Housing and Urban Development two years ago. That led to the firing of then director Wenston Desue.

The Housing Board will begin reviewing application for the position of director this week.

Branch, who has applied for the position, fears some board members won't consider her for the position because she did not alert the board to the problems under Desue.

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