Subcontractors busted for $100K in Sandy fraud

Two subcontractors who removed debris during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy have been indicted for cheating the city out of nearly $100,000 in billed work that was never performed. see also Richard Griffin and Frank Gillette — who each owned their own companies — are charged with mail fraud and

City replaces contractor that housed homeless families

The city has ousted the contractor providing social services to homeless families housed at more than a dozen Manhattan hotels. Children’s Community Services was quietly replaced in July with Acacia Network Housing. The city pays hotels directly for rooms to house the homeless while it contracts with nonprofits to hire case managers

Contractor involved in horrific 2011 Christmas fire dies

The contractor at the center of the fatal 2011 Christmas fire in Connecticut that killed his girlfriend’s three young girls and their grandparents, has died, according to reports. Michael Borcina, 58, died Oct. 3 after battling cancer, his friend Greg Bracco told Newsday. Borcina was dating Madonna Badger when the blaze raced

White House might lean on private contractors for Afghan war

The White House is considering turning to private military contractors to carry out the bulk of the war in Afghanistan, according to a report on Tuesday. Erik Prince, an ex-Navy SEAL and the former founder of the security firm Blackwater, told USA Today that his proposal would involve about 5,500 private

Contractor involved in Astoria construction mishap suspended

The Buildings Department on Wednesday suspended a Queens-based contractor — and was shutting 60 of its construction sites — following a multiple-floor collapse at an Astoria site that left three workers seriously injured. Ideal Builders and Construction and its construction superintendent, Fazal Hassan, were suspended pending an administrative trial as a