The Bonadio Firm is responding by officially not responding, not yet, at least.

Following WIBX's query into the letter that was addressed to Mayor Robert Palmieri about the firm's inability to conduct an audit because reconciliation of Utica's accounts has not been completed, the firm responded by saying that it is unable to comment at this time with anyone other than their client, the City of Utica.

Our calls to Mayor Palmieri on this issue were referred to Budget Director Peter Fiorello.  Fiorello and Comptroller Michael Cerminaro have publicly responded.  For that story click here.

We will continue to provide you with the latest on this story as the audit process continues.