COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS BYPASSED
BY MAYORAL AIDE; ILLEGAL DEAL WAS CUT,
BOARD OF ESTIMATES TOLD WEDNESDAY
The mayor is ‘not being truthful,… not… honest.’
— City Comptroller Joan M. Pratt
By Alan Z. Forman
Without specifically using the word, the city comptroller called Baltimore’s mayor a liar Wednesday during a contentious Board of Estimates meeting at City Hall which began with routine business but ended up with Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the hot seat, accused of cutting an illegal deal to install more than $650,000 worth of high-tech video telephones in City Hall offices.
As first reported Wednesday evening by WBFF-Fox45-TV, the comptroller, Joan M. Pratt, charged Rawlings-Blake with "not being truthful, …not being honest," and said the mayor’s actions violated the City Charter by attempting to "take over the duties of the comptroller." ............
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