Douglas Rogers, hired to replace Konstantinos Diamantis to steer CT’s school construction grant program, resigned after barely four months.
Kosta Diamantis Saga
CT Mirror’s continuing coverage of former deputy budget director Kosta Diamantis and the state and federal investigations that have followed since Gov. Ned Lamont removed him from his position in October 2021.
DAS Commissioner grilled about school construction audit during nomination hearing
Lawmakers grilled Michelle Gilman about an audit of CT’s school construction program, which the department of administrative services oversees.
State says it won’t pay New London for school demolition work
New London officials say Kosta Diamantis told them to hire one company for remediation, but the state says it should have solicited bids.
State fires hazmat company involved in Diamantis investigation
AAIS of West Haven, which received the bulk of CT remediation work in recent years, is ensnared in the investigation into Kosta Diamantis.
CT school construction program audit done, but questions remain
The audit did not review interactions between school districts and the school construction grants program, administered by Kosta Diamantis.
Kosta Diamantis’ grievance against top Lamont officials dismissed
The CT Employees’ Review Board dismissed a complaint filed by Konstantinos Diamantis, ruling that it had no jurisdiction to hear the case.
Kosta Diamantis’ lawyer: Officials ‘set a trap’ to force his retirement
Only two members of the CT Employee Review Board, which is hearing Kosta Diamantis’ complaint against the state, were at the hearing.
Kosta Diamantis employee grievance case hearing set for Monday
The hearing will bring to a head a conflict that has been simmering since last fall and threatens to dredge up past disputes.
Officials vowed a speedy audit of CT’s school construction program after a scandal. Results could be months away.
Initial results from an audit of two programs overseen by Kosta Diamantis were to be available by late April. They haven’t been released.
The Kosta Diamantis timeline: Here’s what you need to know
Konstantinos Diamantis was a powerful state official until late October, 2021. Here’s a timeline of events in his story.
State seeks to dismiss Kosta Diamantis grievance against Lamont officials
The state argues that the review board lacks jurisdiction to hear the appeal because Kosta Diamantis did not resign in good standing.
CT lawmakers set to pass reforms to troubled school construction program
The reforms come as a federal investigation of the program under its former director, Kosta Diamantis, is underway.
Emails show more involvement of Kosta Diamantis in daughter’s job search
Kosta Diamantis showed a special interest in his daughter’s quest for state employment on a number of occasions in early 2020, emails show.
Auditors slam state for oversight of program run by Kosta Diamantis
The auditors found officials mismanaged audits and failed to enforce price caps meant to hold down costs for local school building projects.
Some construction audits were performed years late, reviewed by Diamantis himself
A review of 80 audits reveals a dysfunctional system for examining and managing billions of dollars in school construction projects.