Craig M. Johnson's posts related to Investigations

New York Post: GOVS IS. BOAT FERRY SILLY BUY

 By RICH CALDER

May 10, 2009 --

State pols have launched an investigation into a Governors Island redevelopment team's $500,000 purchase of an aging ferry with taxpayer dollars that was recently sold off on eBay for just $23,600 because it was so dilapidated it was not worth fixing.

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New York State Inspector General Joseph Fisch Speaks Before the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

New York State Inspector General Joseph Fisch Speaks Before the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations. Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

Legislative Gazette: Calls for state ethics overhaul increasing

By GREGORY JONESLegislative Gazette Staff WriterTue, May 26, 2009

After releasing a 174-page report on an investigation into leaks of confidential information by former Public Integrity Commission Executive Director Herbert Teitelbaum, Inspector General Joseph Fisch said the appointment of more ethical people to the board would be necessary to fix ongoing problems.

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Senate Investigations Committee: 'Flawed Judgment' Found in Purchase of Governor's Island Ferry

 

$900K in Taxpayer Funds Wasted

The Governor's Island Preservation and Education Corporation showed “flawed judgment” and ignored available information when it purchased an unusable ferry-- resulting “in a significant waste of taxpayer dollars,” according to a report released today by the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations. 

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Full Hearing Transcript May, 7 2009

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Governors Island Ferry Hearing -- Part 1

Senator Craig M. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, holds a hearing on Governors Island. Part 1 of 4.

Governors Island Ferry Hearing -- Part 2

Senator Craig M. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, holds a hearing on Governors Island. Part 2 of 4.

Governors Island Ferry Hearing -- Part 3

Senator Craig M. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, holds a hearing on Governors Island. Part 3 of 4.

Governors Island Ferry Hearing -- Part 4

Senator Craig M. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, holds a hearing on Governors Island. Part 4 of 4.

Times Union of Albany: A bad deal by shadow agency

By JAMES M. ODATO, Capitol bureau 

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Senate Investigations Committee: 'Flawed Judgment' Found in Purchase of Governor's Island Ferry

$900K in Taxpayer Funds Wasted

The Governor's Island Preservation and Education Corporation showed “flawed judgment” and ignored available information when it purchased an unusable ferry-- resulting “in a significant waste of taxpayer dollars,” according to a report released today by the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations. 

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