Audit reveals city paid $11.8 million in housing subsidies to dead people
Even the dead are scamming the city.
A shocking new audit from city Controller John Liu discovered that city bureaucrats paid out $11.8 million in rent subsidies in recent years to nearly 4,000 people too dead to enjoy them.
Instead, their landlords or relatives cashed in.
“There’s no excuse for losing this much money – management lapse, willful fraud or otherwise,” Liu said in a statement.
His office turned its findings over to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. to determine if any crimes were committed.