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.
“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.
The district attorney is now reviewing the allegations against Hurtado.