City Investigation of Minority Contracting Fraud Yields Results

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Nearly two years after a Portland government watchdog began questioning whether a masonry business fraudulently obtained city contracts intended for minority-owned businesses, that company has lost its eligibility for such contracts.As WW reported in July 2013, the city's procurement officer questioned whether Elkins Masonry Restoration Inc. was eligible for the $88,000 in city contracts it received ...   More
 
Monday, March 30, 2015 AARON MESH

City's Ombudswoman Releases Annual Report

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The City of Portland employs an ombudswoman named Margie Sollinger as a repository for complaints about city agencies. In the past, the ombudsperson has been in the thick of serious doings—the federal investigation that resulted city parking meter czar Ellis McCoy's felony conviction can be traced to that office.The absence of serious waste, fraud and abuse from the 2012 report released today ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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