The city will repay the feds more than $4 million in ill-gotten Hurricane Sandy aid, it was revealed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday.
After the 2012 megastorm, the city’s Department of Transportation applied for FEMA grants to repair storm-damaged vehicles, but agency dunderheads billed the feds for cars that had been trashed well before the storm, asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2014 for $12 million to repair 132 city vehicles.
Later, a DOT employee emailed a FEMA deputy commissioner to alert the agency that several of the vehicles were “junk” before Sandy and had been “sitting under the highway in the dump for seven years and were being pick[ed] apart by vandals.”
It was unclear how much of the $12 million the city received or will be allowed to keep.
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