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A voter works up his ballot on Nov. 5, 2013 in Morningside Heights. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

DOI To Board Of Elections: Get Dead People Off Voter Rolls

The New York City Board of Elections has its work cut out for it, as the city Department of Investigations has asked the board to purge the dead and other ineligible voters from its rolls.

12/30/2013

Rose Gill Hearn

Bloomberg Appoints DOI Commissioner Hearn To Head Up Campaign Finance Board

On his penultimate day in office Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announce3d outgoing City Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn will take over as chair of the city Campaign Finance Board.

12/30/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

DOI: Human Error Caused Delayed Response In UWS Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Girl

Ariel Russo was walking with her grandmother Katia Gutierez on June 4 when authorities said the SUV of a teenage driver being chased by police jumped the curb on Amsterdam Avenue.

12/19/2013

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Investigators: Consultant Distributed Phony Restaurant Grading Certificates

A restaurant consultant got an “A” for effort, but investigators said that he got an “F” for his attempt to pull off an alleged restaurant grading scam.

09/26/2013

Suzanne Hart was killed in an elevator accident. (Credit: Facebook)

City Finds ‘Safety Protocols Ignored’ In Deadly Elevator Accident At Y&R Building

According to a report released Monday, an important elevator safety mechanism was apparently turned off when Suzanne Hart was crushed to death trying to take the lift to her office.

02/27/2012

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EMT Accused Of Stealing During Undercover DOI Integrity Test

Donald Vasquez was arrested on charges of stealing $280 dollars, according to a statement released by the Department of Investigation.

12/13/2011

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Investigation Finds NYC Cab Drivers Charging Proper Rates

Officials said the test was conducted this month, a year after overbilling allegations led to criminal charges against dozens of cabbies.

08/18/2011

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Fugitive Cab Driver Accused In Overcharging Scheme Extradited From Mo. To NYC

Wasim Cheema is accused of charging 2,500 riders twice what they should have paid. That’s why he’s been extradited to New York from Kansas City, Missouri.

05/11/2011

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City Workers Charged In $8M Food Stamp Scam

Prosecutors say the defendants used false names, addresses and Social Security numbers to issue fake food stamp cards and related benefits.

12/09/2010

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NYC Correction Officer Arrested On Drug Charges

A New York City correction officer has been charged with trying to sell tobacco and prescription pills to inmates.

11/14/2010

The Caesars hotel and casino - Atlantic City, NJ - May 25, 2007 - Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

NYC Investigator Found Dead At Atlantic City Casino

An investigator with New York City’s Department of Investigation has been found dead in the Caesars Atlantic City casino garage.

10/19/2010