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In August and September 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD or Department) Office of Inspector General (OIG) received information from multiple sources alleging that Lynne Patton, then-Regional Administrator, Region II, violated various federal ethics laws by participating in the production of a video that later aired at the Republican National Convention on August 27, 2020.[1] In the video (RNC video), four New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents discussed criticisms of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the achievements of the Trump administration related to NYCHA.[2] The video also featured several photographs of Patton carrying out her official duties.