The U.S. attorney’s office last week arrested four consultants for allegedly defrauding New York City and misappropriating $80 million on an electronic payroll project.

The CityTime project was supposed to create a more efficient and accountable payroll system but the consultants are alleged to have billed the city for work never performed and to have received kickbacks from subcontractors. Money was then funneled through shell companies to hide the fraud, according to the complaint.

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