The NY Daily News reported yesterday that Chancellor Joel Klein plans to award a $206 million dollar contract to a school bus company run by a Mafia associate who turned Sammy the Bull on his mob associates and admitted that he had been involved in "multiple crimes" including bribing city safety inspectors and city officials in charge of handing out bus routes.
Klein has decided to give Logan Bus Company, which currently has 25% of city bus routes, an extension to its current contract without seeking bids from other companies despite owner Michael Tornabe admitting to organized crime activity.
The Education Department defended the no-bid contract with the mobbed up company by saying it is "still the best deal for the city."
The inspectors who took the bribes from several bus companies, including Logan Bus Company, were convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to prison.
But the company that offered the bribes?
They've been rewarded with a $206 million dollar contract.
Makes you wonder who the Logan Bus Company is still bribing in the Education Department.