DiMassa said he was paid in a “wad of $100 bills” and other kickbacks in exchange for pushing fake invoices through West Haven city hall.
The arrangement, approved by the CT Port Authority, has drawn criticism from lawmakers concerned about potential conflicts of interest.
The State Contracting Standards Board hasn’t been fully staffed since it was founded after former Gov. John Rowland resigned.
CT officials didn’t track whether testing providers who collected public funding were also collecting insurance payments, a new audit states.
Only two members of the CT Employee Review Board, which is hearing Kosta Diamantis’ complaint against the state, were at the hearing.
The hearing will bring to a head a conflict that has been simmering since last fall and threatens to dredge up past disputes.
Initial results from an audit of two programs overseen by Kosta Diamantis were to be available by late April. They haven’t been released.
Konstantinos Diamantis was a powerful state official until late October, 2021. Here’s a timeline of events in his story.
CT fire marshals say they can’t always meet the requirement that every residence with three or more units be inspected annually.
Robert Bruneau, a West Haven councilman and fire commissioner, signed off on payments to Bruneau’s Garage, a company owned by his family.
The state argues that the review board lacks jurisdiction to hear the appeal because Kosta Diamantis did not resign in good standing.
Records show that 16 CT school districts have never submitted a lockdown drill report since they were mandated nine years ago.
The federal COVID relief money flowing into municipalities such as Colchester can bring with it an increased level of scrutiny.
State ethics officials in 1999 ruled the ownership structure for the group homes was a “direct conflict of interest” under Connecticut law.
Kosta Diamantis showed a special interest in his daughter’s quest for state employment on a number of occasions in early 2020, emails show.