"Look into the Bovis Lend Lease fiasco near Carnegie Hall: the crane dangling from the Billionaires nest on top of the building under construction is managed by Bovis Lend Lease which was fined 53 million dollars for contract fraud. They are one of Bloomberg's preferred construction firms. In yesterday's press conference, Bloomberg was careful not to say a critical word about Bovis Lend Lease." - anonymous
Here's a clip about Bovis Lend Lease from the NY Daily News (April 2012):
Huge contractor Bovis Lend Lease hit with fraud charges for overbilling on jobs around city Company, which skirted charges in Deutsche Bank, allegedly padded overtime
JOHN MARZULLI, GREG B. SMITH
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
One of the world’s biggest contractors routinely inflated bills on high-profile construction jobs over the last decade, ripping off taxpayers and developers alike, prosecutors charged Tuesday.
Bovis Lend Lease - which has billions of dollars of public and private construction work around the city and world - was for the first time hit with criminal charges.
But the company, after dodging charges in the 2007 Deutsche Bank tower fire, will again avoid prosecution after paying $50 million in fines and restitution — and agreeing to clean up its act.
You may recall Bovis Lend Lease was also in charge of construction at the Trump Soho tower where a worker was killed as well as the demolition of the Deutsche Bank Building, where firefighters were killed. They also built Yankee Stadium and Citifield.
Good thing the mayor's got their back!