Consultant Ripped Off NYC Agency For $3.6M: Feds

Law360, New York (April 28, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors arrested a former consultant for the New York City Department of Education on Thursday and charged him with siphoning $3.6 million from projects he oversaw, including one to provide the city's public school system with Internet access.

Willard "Ross" Lanham allegedly employed a complicated scheme of subcontracting and inflated bills to skim money off the top of three Education Department initiatives, using the illegal profits to amass a small fiefdom of property in upscale Long Island neighborhoods and to buy at least five luxury...
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