HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Hempstead town board will vote Tuesday on whether to extend a controversial outsourcing contract as the town supervisor calls for a criminal investigation.
At issue is a nearly $900,000 consulting contract the town’s former commissioner of occupational resources allegedly negotiated for herself and two others days before retirement.READ MORE: Exclusive: Cellphone Video Shows NYPD Sergeant Throw Man To Ground During Violent Arrest On Lower East Side New York City Councilmember 'Baffled' By Mayor's Hesitance To Mandate Masks As Delta Variant Spreads
“There is a deep-seated culture of corruption still pervasive in the Town of Hempstead. I was elected to end it and I am not going to shy away from that responsibility,” said Gillen.
Alcott HR says the Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources has been a client since 1993.MORE NEWS: Criminal Justice Expert Says Police Intervention Only Part Of Solution To New York City's Gun Violence
The district attorney is now reviewing the allegations against Hurtado.