Scandal continues to plague the NYC Wi-Fi payphone project. According to the New York Daily News in the article, “Wi-Fi payphone honcho cited by city for breaking conflict-of-interest rules”:
An executive at a computer firm just picked to put Wi-Fi in payphones was cited by city investigators for breaking conflict of interest rules, the Daily News has learned. The Department of Investigation found Robert Richardson broke rules meant to keep former city workers from using their City Hall connections for personal benefit. Months after leaving his city gig, Richardson improperly lobbied a former city colleague about hiring his employer, Control Group, documents obtained by the News show.