Tuesday, December 22, 2009

DOE green lights use of shady bus company

From the Daily News:

A City Department of Education panel gave the green light to a $206 million no-bid contract with Logan Bus Co., whose employees bribed city inspectors and a mobbed-up union.

A lawyer representing eight other bus companies - including Amboy Bus Co. and Pioneer Transportation Corp. - immediately said they would file suit to block the contract.

"What you are being asked to do is wrong," lawyer Steven Shore warned panel members before the vote. "In direct return for ... unlawful payments, Logan received awards of numerous bus routes."

After being given immunity from prosecution, Logan Bus Co. owner Michael Tonabe confessed to the FBI that his employees greased palms to secure more bus routes.

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