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Liu signs deal with same firm
he says is ripping off city

New York Post, by Sally Goldenberg

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Posted By:drive, 2/26/2013 9:19:45 AM

Comptroller John Liu has blasted a major city contractor for allegedly cheating taxpayers of $163 million — but that wasn’t enough to stop Liu’s office from quietly doing business with the same firm, The Post has learned. Liu excoriated the Bloomberg administration last year for allowing overbilling in its $2 billion-plus contract with Hewlett-Packard for the massive 911 call center project, and he recently threatened to reject future contracts with the company — all while quietly inking his own deal with HP. Two months after issuing a searing audit charging HP with $163 million in overbilling, Liu awarded the company

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/26/2013 12:44:24 PM     (No. 9197223)

OH, so it´s OK to sign a deal with a crooked contractor as long as you and Bloomers gets the usual 15% kickback?

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