Friday, April 29, 2011
Verizon & IBM played a role. "Consultant" pocketed $3.6 million.
Willard Lanham, a former consultant for the New York Department of Education surrendered to federal authorities on Thursday to face charges that he stole $3.6 million in the six years he worked managing projects that were meant to provide Internet access to city schools. Verizon and I.B.M., the largest of the vendors involved in the projects, played a role in the scheme and profited from it, according to the city’s special commissioner of investigation, Richard J. Condon. -- NYT City Room