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Council President Brandon M. Scott issues statement on DPW indictment

Council President Brandon M. Scott issues statement
on DPW indictment

Council President addresses recent indictment of DPW employees engaged in extortion scheme

 

BALTIMORE, MD (December 20, 2019) — Council President Brandon M. Scott released the following statement on the indictment of DPW employees:

"Last night we learned that multiple Department of Public Works employees were indicted for an extortion scheme. A DPW supervisor partnered with a private company to secure contracts providing City services to private companies in exchange for cash. The DPW employee used city resources such as equipment and labor, and failed to acquire the necessary permits required to carry out these contracts. This revelation follows an OIG report outlining out of control overtime spending. This is unacceptable. People are sick and tired of a City government that doesn’t work for them and so am I.

Our City is facing every major issue there is to face: out of control crime, a broken education system, lopsided community development, and economic and racial inequity. If we don’t root out corruption within City government, we won’t be able to solve these other issues.

I’d like to thank the US Attorney and Inspector General for their fastidious work on behalf of the residents of Baltimore and ask they remain vigilant in addressing corruption in the City. I will be."

— Council President Scott 

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