DOI's statistics for Calendar Yearend (“CY”) 2020, demonstrate the consequential impact that COVID-19 had on the ability to conduct investigations, advance criminal matters in the courts, and generate complaints into the agency.
A Report on DHS commercial hotel procurement process for homeless families with children. The Report found that DHS’ procurement process
did not consider criminal activity at prospective hotels prior to placing families with children at those locations.
The New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), in partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, criminal
investigation of public corruption by an HRA employee involving the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).
A report regarding some employees of St. Christopher’s, Inc., a Dobbs Ferry, New York-based not-for-profit with more than
$56 million in City contracts to oversee up to 690 children in foster boarding homes, engaged in deliberately falsifying files.
An investigation into Avanti Building Consultants, Inc. also known as Risk Management Agency, Inc. (Avanti) and NYCB Engineering Group, LLC (NYCB) falsified over 450 documents at approximately 40 construction sites across the City to cover up their failure to provide licensed site Safety Managers.
An investigation into Rita Copeland, former treasurer of the Tenant Association for 51-55 East 129th St., NYC, a building participating in NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Tenant Interim Lease Program (TIL), stole over $50,000 from this building.