The scam's mastermind, Mark Mazer, is said to have raked in a whopping $30 million in kickbacks.
It's one of the biggest scandals in city history.
Once upon a time, CityTime was supposed to save the city $60 million, but NYC ended up paying over $700 million more.
A city employee resigned yesterday after it was found that she ran up nearly 20,000 minutes of personal calls on her work-provided cell phone.
When life gives you a billion-dollar boondoggle, use the settlement to make budget-saving lemonade!
We spoke to Catsimatidis (who carries the same gun as James Bond) about whether he'll actually run for mayor, Stand Your Ground laws, and how, despite his outsized personality, he's really a "plain vanilla person."
The city's attempt to consolidate its emergency communications system was supposed to be done in 2008 at a cost of $1.3 billion. Now it scheduled to end in 2015 at a cost of $2.3 billion.
The CityTime scandal, arguably the biggest boondoggle of Mayor Bloomberg's three terms even if most New Yorkers greeted it with a shrug, is starting to wrap up.
Eleven people were indicted in December on charges of corruption. But don't worry, SAIC has conducted an internal review, and found "failures of management" that could no longer be abided.
$363 million has been spent on Nycaps, a plan to "modernize" the personnel information on the city's employees that originally was budgeted for $66 million in 2002.
Even after Bloomberg has asked for a $600 million refund from CityTime's contractor, a spokesman for the mayor tells the paper that, "The system works, and it's already providing value and is going to provide value for years and years to come."
The mayor's former head of the Office of Payroll Administration, Joel Bondy, who resigned in December after the scandal broke, is the investigation's biggest fish. Bondy was pals with CityTime embezzler extraordinaire Mark Mazer.
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