Seeking proof of a work slowdown during storm
Friday, January 14, 2011 - 05:39 PM
Vetean police journalist Murray Weiss offers an inside take on the investigation into the snow removal conspiracy:
There is nothing to prosecute, my sources say. Nada.
No one has come forward to investigators since the storm with the names or hard information to back-up the claims of a slowdown that were widely spread through the media.
And prosecutors opened their doors wide open for them. They even sent investigators to the office of Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran, who started all this by saying he heard of the slowdown from guilt-ridden workers themselves. Well, it seems Halloran may have gotten ahead of himself — he's backpedaling quickly.
He originally said five city workers came to him. When investigators visited him, he named two city Department of Transportation workers. Let's just say they basically contradicted his account, and leave it at that.
The three other city workers worked for Sanitation, he maintained. They came to him for legal representation, so he can't provide their names because of attorney-client privilege.
Mayor Bloomberg also uttered some doubts about the work slowdown during the storm.