Audit Sees Contract Oversight Breakdown At SUNY Downstate

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A $2 million software system designed to help the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center procure contracts has languished for four years while a contractor was allowed to submit fake construction bids, a state audit said Tuesday.

The audit, published by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's office, was triggered by anonymous allegations of waste, fraud and abuse at the sprawling Brooklyn, N.Y., medical institution.

DiNapoli said the audit revealed a "systemic breakdown in oversight.”

From February 2007 through May, SUNY Downstate paid...
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