Bloomberg: Alleged Fraud Slipped Through Cracks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says payroll consultants accused of stealing $80 million from the city were allegedly able to do so because they simply slipped through the cracks.

Four city consultants were charged with defrauding the city. They had been working on a project to consolidate the city’s payroll and timekeeping records. The wife and mother of one consultant were also charged. They all say they’re innocent.

Bloomberg said Friday on his weekly radio show that the alleged fraud should have been detected earlier. But he said the city can’t investigate everything at all times.

He said this project in particular involved many layers of contracts, which can be difficult to police.

He declared the city is still relatively free of corruption and crime, despite the latest case.

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  • Jets Fan

    This is a Kosher connection through and through, and the gelt just slipped through the cracks. These unscrupulous actions are consistently promoted and perpetuated by the Jewish community because their is little or no punishment for white collar crime.

  • Ophelia Crack

    Break out the guillotine and smoked salmon.

  • Josh

    They didn’t simply slip through. They were allowed to. Bloomberg appointed the head schemer Joel Bondy to his position and in turn, Bondy hired the other crooks. Bloomberg is the most disgusting, lying, piece of filth politician ever to hold office in NYC. Boss Tweed is relieved of his former position.

  • cygon

    why do people vote these idiots in public offices? why don’t we just soot our brains out? it hurts less.

  • jjjjjjj

    Give me a break. This project is about $720 million over budget. Ask the Mayor how much more money he is going to dump into this disaster.

  • Captain Crunch

    “He declared the city is still relatively free of corruption and crime, despite the latest case.”

    Except for Bloomberg himself, right ??

  • Schmelma Arss

    Why do the biggest liars, the most arrogant of the arrogant, the most worthless of the fraudulent wear red ties?

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