City Contractor Fined $500 M. for CityTime Kickback Scheme

Can half a bil undo one of the biggest scams since Tammany Hall?

It’s been a disaster from the get-go, but finally New York City is due to make back some of the millions of dollars it casually tossed into the black hole that is CityTime. The Science Applications International Corporation entered into an agreement with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office today to pay $500,392,977 in restitution to the Department of Justice for fraud committed during a contract with the infamous CityTime Project. The agreement resolves a dispute between SAIC and the city for the fraud perpetrated with CityTime, the digital timekeeping and payroll system implemented to streamline the payment process to city workers. SAIC was the main contractor for the CityTime project.

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