Saturday, August 01, 2015

Selected reports and information issued by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued during the week ending August 1, 2015


Selected reports and information issued by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued during the week ending August 1, 2015
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Next in line for Michel-Lama Apartments were skipped over
Applicants who were next in line for coveted Mitchell-Lama apartments were skipped over for people farther down the waiting lists because of lax oversight and poor controls, an audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli determined. The audit released uncovered other lapses, including managing agents for Mitchell-Lama buildings who let residents have apartments without the required approval from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development as well as co-op owners renting out their apartments on Airbnb. http://www.osc.state.ny.us/audits/allaudits/093015/14n3.pdf

Vendor boosted fuel costs during Superstorm Sandy recovery
In the emergency response to Superstorm Sandy, the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs used a catering company which tacked on $20,000 in excessive costs, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. http://osc.state.ny.us/audits/allaudits/bseaudits/bse20150729.pdf

New Jersey woman guilty of the theft of more $162,000 from the New York State Employees’ Retirement System
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the guilty plea of Linda Miller, 57, of Englewood, New Jersey, over the theft of more than $162,000 in pension benefits from the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System. The defendant, Linda Miller, continued to cash her mother Josephine Miller’s retirement benefits until 2012, despite her mother’s death in 2006. Linda Miller pleaded guilty to 3rd degree Grand Larceny, a class D felony, in Albany County Court before the Honorable Thomas A. Breslin


State Contract and payment actions during the month of June 2015
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 1,887 contracts valued at $12.3 billion and approved nearly 1.3 million payments worth approximately $11.8 billion in June. His office also rejected 170 contracts and related transactions valued at $356 million and more than 2,000 payments valued at more than $7.3 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties. http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/july15/072815.htm?utm_source=weeklynews220150802&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=072815arelease


DiNapoli released the audits of the following jurisdictions:

Village of Fultonville

Town of Livonia

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Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

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