NYC Consultants Deny Kickback Charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Consultants for New York City’s computerized timekeeping system deny charges they participated in a multi-million-dollar scheme.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the arrests “very disturbing news.” The CityTime system has been plagued with huge cost overruns.

Federal prosecutors said consultant Mark Mazer steered about $76 million in city funds to two consulting firms. According to The New York Times, authorities say it’s not clear whether that money was for legitimate services.

It’s alleged those firms kicked back more than $24.5 million to Mazer. He’s accused of laundering the money through shell companies run by relatives.

Attorney Gerald Shargel says Mazer, his wife and his mother “steadfastly deny” wrongdoing.

Attorneys also asserted their co-defendants’ innocence.

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  1. john says:

    AECOM and NYCDEP are doing millions in kickbacks

  2. Jetsfan says:

    Sadly there is little more anti-Semitic than the unscrupulous actions of this Kosher crew and tacit approval given by the whole community that consistently spawns this behavior.

  3. nathan says:

    Anti-semitic comments have been reported and will be removed.

  4. pat says:

    Is it true that Bloombergs daughter was working with this group ?

  5. CAUGHT YOU says:

    I’LL BET THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE DOOMBERG ICEBERG.

    ANCIENT CHINESE PROVERB:

    THE FISH STINKS FROM THE HEAD

  6. Rocky says:

    Mr If it wasnt for the city workers you would not be home collecting checks from the system Asset Kissing Liberal

  7. midi-man says:

    If he was a hands on mayor like the previous one this would not have happened. His problem is that he keeps patting him self on the back and accusing other elected officials of misshapes. He need to look in the mirror and get a reality check

    And stop increasing every tax on the middle class.

    We do not have billions of dollars to keep paying higher taxes like you.

    Mike Are you going to get the money back like the 3 million you promised to get back from the MTA when they went on strike?

    We never saw that money either.

    You are one of the worse Mayor the city has had you rate next to Koch your buddy.

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