Monday, April 20, 2015

How Harrisburg lost $300 million

A damning forensic investigation

How Harrisburg lost $300 million

There's blame all around - from elected officials to bond professionals to engineering contractors -- in the Harrisburg Authority's 130-page Forensic Investigation Report, by Philadelphia accounting firm ParenteBeard LLC and law firm Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, on how the city ended up $300 million in the hole and under state financial receivership over its failed trash incinerator renovation project. Next step is for receiver David Unkovic to report next month on what he intends to do so the city's bills get paid. Read it here.

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PhillyDeals posts raw drafts and updates of Joseph N. DiStefano's columns and stories about Philly-area finance, investment, commercial real estate, tech, hiring and public spending, which he's been writing since 1989, mostly for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

DiStefano studied economics, history and a little engineering at Penn, taught writing at St. Joe's, and has written the book Comcasted, more than a thousand columns, and thousands of articles, and raised six children with his wife, who is a saint.

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