Friday, June 15, 2018

"City investigators soon received reports of more unusual activities, such as staffers being punished by having to eat an entire pizza in one sitting"

That probe, in turn, led personnel department officials to uncover unauthorized purchases, falsified invoices and $24,900 in payments to a consulting company that did not in fact exist


The allegations represent the second major scandal to hit the department in the last decade. Between 2011 and 2013, three building inspectors were convicted of accepting bribes in exchange for building sign-offs, and others were fired as a result of a larger probe.