From the Daily News:
A shocking new audit from city Controller John Liu discovered that city bureaucrats paid out $11.8 million in rent subsidies in recent years to nearly 4,000 people too dead to enjoy them.
Instead, their landlords or relatives cashed in.
"There's no excuse for losing this much money - management lapse, willful fraud or otherwise," Liu said in a statement.
His office turned its findings over to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. to determine if any crimes were committed.
City officials say they've already recouped $3.3 million of the posthumous profit - and vowed to collect the rest as soon as possible.
They say they had spotted some of the errors even before Liu flagged the screwups - and began implementing safeguards to make sure the dead are never again on the city dole.