12/17/10, "Alleged payroll fraud slipped through cracks: Bloomberg." NY Post, AP
"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says payroll consultants accused of stealing $80 million from the city were allegedly able to do so because
- they simply slipped through the cracks.
- Lawyers for all but one say their clients are innocent. The other has declined comment.
Bloomberg said Friday on his weekly radio show that the alleged fraud should have been detected earlier.
- But he said the city can’t investigate everything at all times.
He said this project involved many layers of contracts, which
- can be difficult to police.
He declared the city is still relatively free of corruption and crime."