Feds: Possible bid-rigging at 2 NJ schools

February 6, 2009 5:32:08 AM PST
Federal agents have requested records from the school boards in Atlantic City and Pleasantville as part of a bid-rigging investigation.

Officials in both schools tell The Press of Atlantic City that they received subpoenas on Wednesday.

Atlantic City superintendent Frederick Nickles says FBI agents wanted records related to E-Rate, a federal program that pays for telecommunications upgrades in low-income districts.

The Federal Communications Commission has frozen $30 million in E-Rate funding to the two districts, along with those in Wildwood, Asbury Park, Salem County and Philadelphia.

All the districts hired Alemar Consulting or contractors who work with the company in Broomall, Pa.

Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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