Thompson's Ghost Garbage Audit

Comptroller Bill Thompson, also a likely mayoral candidate, announced the findings of yet another audit this morning–his office reports that the city sanitation department paid workers to remove garbage from vacant lots owned by the city, but that those lots were already clean.

‘In the end, I hope we’re not dealing with fraud here,” he said at a press conference. “Oversight [of this program] is practically nonexistent.”

Thompson said he doesn’t accept the department’s explanation that, in some cases, there was garbage around the lots that his auditors missed.

 

Thompson's Ghost Garbage Audit