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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Genovese Family Linked Construction Firm Sues NYC

A mob-linked construction company is suing the city for more than $37 million over its work on the Macombs Dam Bridge.
Schiavone Construction Co. claims the city shortchanged it by nearly $4.9 million on a $142 million contract from 1999.
The New Jersey-based firm's Manhattan federal-court filing also claims it racked up more than $32 million in extra costs due to poor city planning.
A 2005 affidavit filed by the feds alleged that Schiavone was tied to the Genovese crime family, and that company execs schemed to steer city money to a mob-linked trucking-company official.
A spokeswoman for the city Law Department, Liz Thomas, said Schiavone originally filed its claims over the bridge job in 2007, and the pending suit was filed under terms of a court-ordered stipulation.
"We continue to analyze these claims," she said.


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