LOS ANGELES (AP) — An audit has found that a Los Angeles school construction panel improperly hired contractors on four occasions, creating potential conflicts of interest.

The district asked Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel to perform the audit earlier this year after a contracted construction manager was charged with receiving kickbacks.

Greuel said Wednesday that her audit identified four cases in which panelists stood to financially benefit from school construction deals. She declined to reveal details but says the incidents all occurred before 2006, when controls over a $20-billion school district construction program were especially lax.

Greuel Says There Were Numerous Potential Conflicts of Interest With Contracts Awarded, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

Greuel says the cases have been turned over to the Los Angeles Unified School District, which will decide whether to seek criminal charges.

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Comments (2)
  1. John Russell Clifford says:

    Did i READ RIGHT…$268 M BUDGET GAP next year and an AUDIT disclosed how many M’s misused at a LA charter School and how many M’s spent on improper contracts? On the ball, LAUSD Administrators and Superintendants!!!!

    1. Rene Diedrich says:

      John, this is the norm downtown. Consider how the corruption and incompetence cost taxpayers so much money and much more while LAUSD continues to exploit our children instead of educating them, Get angry and be heard. Add your voice to ours on Perdaily.com People have the power.

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