Utility Fraud Fallout

LIPA, PSEG and the state said they are scouring contracts and payments to a Long Island company implicated for allegedly giving kickbacks to five former National Grid employees, widening an investigation into whether Long Island utility customers were put on the hook for wrongful costs.  

"We are shocked and appalled at the alleged behavior of [National Grid's former] managers who were entrusted to give out work fairly," Guidice said. "They were doing away with our jobs so they could further line their pockets. It had nothing to do with the employer providing better service for customers."
He added, "We've lost more than two dozen jobs due to allegedly criminal behavior and we will be watching the process very closely. We expect the employer to act responsibly for its employees and ratepayers on Long Island."