Tempers boiled over again in City Hall Friday when embattled, incompetent DPW Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco suggested he would give the Cities lucrative Transfer Station contract to one of his largest campaign contributors,
This contract has the potential of paying off
Investigators from the Department of Environmental Conservation and the state Attorney General's office conducted the raid.
This week the company agreed to pay a nearly $1 million fine to resolve the complaint. The state will also collect $250,000 in penalties,
But in the sweetest part of the deal the whistleblower — a former employee of the company who alerted authorities — will receive $163,651, said a spokesman with the Attorney General
HEAR THAT BOYS
This law allows a private citizen with inside knowledge of fraud to bring a qui tam action on behalf of the government and to receive up to 30% of the proceeds.
The city is entering a new and dangerous time in its history. The Saratogian by ignoring this story has shown itself to be as corrupt as Scirocco. It is time for a bipartisan motion by the Council to remove this Commissioner. His willingness to hand over one of the cities most lucrative revenue stream to a possibility mob connected, corrupt waste removal company is unacceptable. While other politicians are running away from