Pallone Lied To HUD Inspector General When Asking For #Stronger Than Storm Audit

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By Art Gallagher |

Frank Pallone
Frank Pallone

Congressman Frank Pallone lied to the Department and Housing and Urban Development’s Inspector General when he asked that they audit the Christie Administration’s 2013 post-Superstorm Sandy Shore Tourism ad campaign.

In his August 8, 2013 letter to HUD Inspector General David Montoya, Pallone said:

Recently released documents relating to the bidding process and contract award for this marketing campaign show that the contract was awarded to a firm that is charging over $2 million more than the next lowest bidder to develop the marketing plan.  The winning firm is being paid $4.7 million for their work, while a comparable firm proposed billing the state $2.5 million for similar work.  This large discrepancy between the competing proposals raises concerns as to whether these federal funds are being spent in the most cost effective manner, and should be reviewed by your office.

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17 thoughts on “Pallone Lied To HUD Inspector General When Asking For #Stronger Than Storm Audit

  1. The only man to have his name morphed into an adjective. During his time in the State Senate, when one Senators bill was stolen by another, that is re-introduced with cosmetic changes, the bill was said to have been “Palloned”. This was not a complimentary term to say the least.

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