This is the line they withdrew on the nbc web page....someone got in trouble. Looks like another person at SAIC is in trouble and NBC accidentally or erroneously wrote this.
NBC BLAMES SAIC
"NBC BLAMES SAIC
>>> "We have developed evidence that the corruption on the CityTime project was epic in duration, magnitude and scope," Bharara said.
>>> From 2003 through 2010, investigators said officials with another firm, SAIC, also ripped off taxpayers by submitting bogus bills. One official with SAIC is accused of taking part in the massive scheme.
CITYTIME******************************************NEW YORK, NY – In response to questions about today’s additional criminal charges relating to CityTime, New York City Comptroller John C. Liu issued the following statement:
“Today’s announcement unfortunately sheds more light on just how flawed the management of the CityTime project was,” said Comptroller John C. Liu. “According to the indictment ‘virtually the entirety of the more than $600 million that was paid to SAIC was tainted directly or indirectly, by fraud.’ New Yorker’s can hope that this will eventually lead to restitution for the hundreds of millions of dollars paid on an out-of-control project, years overdue and, ten-fold over budget.”
Comptroller John C. Liu’s Record on CityTime
Jan. 1, 2010 Comptroller John C. Liu takes office, and makes the elimination of fraud, waste and abuse his top priority. Feb. 9, 2010 Rejected additional contract related to CityTime. Feb. 25, 2010 Initiates audit of CityTime Project Oversight. Mar. 3, 2010 Liu calls on Mayor to freeze all payments associated with CityTime; appoints new representative from the Comptroller’s Office to OPA. Sept. 28, 2010 Liu and mayor Bloomberg announce agreement to finish installation of CityTime at no additional cost.
Heard on the street...
SAIC is ultimetly to blame for the $470 million fraud as it was the company who placed their two executives Gerad Denault and Carl Bell to head the project AND approved TECHNODYNE as the main sub-contractor.We still have "jellybean" and at least two other SAIC managers who have yet to be charged...this by no means over.Of the $470 million received by TechnoDyne, at least $5.6 million went to Denault, $5 million to Bell...leaving $$460 million going where ?There is much more to this yet to come.....SAIC