City disputes IG's report

May 20, 2010 3:15:07 PM PDT
Chicago's Inspector General's office says minority- and women-owned businesses were underpaid under city contracts 2 years ago.

A new report says they received $19 million less than they were supposed to.

The inspector general's report blames fraud, abuse and mismanagement of the city's affirmative action program. The city disputes the findings.

"With all due respect to the inspector general's office, this report repeatedly contradicts itself and heavily relies on statements by one unnamed employee," said Mara Georges, City Corporation Counsel.

Georges says the report failed to get input of key department heads that may have given a more complete picture of how the program operates.


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