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City Completes Rye Golf Club Investigation; Findings Released Today

The Rye City Council will reveal the findings of the nearly five-month long investigation into the misappropriation of funds at Rye Golf Club at tonight's city council meeting.

The Rye city council's probe into the misappropriation of funds at the Rye Golf Club has come to an end after nearly five months of audits, questioning and legal investigation.

Theresa Trzaskoma of Brune & Richard LLP, the law firm hired for the investigation, has completed her report and the council will provide an update on the investigation and the report at tonight's city council meeting at 8 p.m. at City Hall. You can watch the meeting live on RyeTV here.

Former RGC manager Scott Yandrasevich, under fire for his actions in that role, resigned from his position in January.

The investigation has cost the city a total of $280,463.58 so far, according to corporation counsel Kristen Wilson.

The city council is expected to pass a resolution tonight that transfers an additional $102,000 from the general contingent fund to the council legal services account in order to pay the remainder of the legal bills related to the probe. The transfer will leave a balance of  $198,000 in the contingent fund account.

The council paid $178,897.33 in legal bills in 2012 - the investigation began on October 10 last year. This year’s January bill was $76,533.75 and the February bill was $25,032.50.

Most of the expenses are for the cost of the law firm Brune & Richard LLP, which the council hired to lead the investigation in October, and to Breen and Associates, LLC, a financial investigation firm retained by Brune & Richard.

You can view more information on invoices and bills paid here.  

dita von struedel van trappyodel February 27, 2013 at 03:04 PM
And Scott Pickup is still employed by City of Rye ????????????????????????????????
BooBees February 27, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Rico Pantalones, Didn't you mean, AND SCOTT PICKUP IS STILL EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF RYE???????????????????
tedc February 27, 2013 at 07:29 PM
*BREAKING NEWS* UNCHECKED RFP COMMITEE DISCUSSED TURNING RGC INTO 9-HOLE COURSE W/ CONVENTION CNTR REPORT: NEWS 12 TO COVER CITY COUNCIL MEETING NORWALK RESIDENTS GO TO SCHOOL ON RGC/RM SCANDAL http://www.lausdeo10580.com/lausdeo10580/2013/02/report-council-appointed-rfp-committee-has-discussed-turning-rgc-into-9-hole-course-with-convention-center.html
Jay Altmeyer February 27, 2013 at 09:45 PM
I just finished reading the report. Mr French, Mr. Pickup and all those City Council members who keep saying they are fixing someone else's mess at RGC are completely lying to the citizens of Rye. None of them, nor anyone in the City's Finance department ever questioned Yandrasevich as they payments from the City to RGC kept getting larger and larger. Our city government was duped by a con man. And in this election year, they keep patting themselves on the back for this investigation that got to the bottom of a confidence game that cost the City of Rye millions of dollars. It is way past time for new leadership in the mayor's office and City Council. Jay Altmeyer
dita von struedel van trappyodel February 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM
AND SCOTT PICKUP IS STILL EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF RYE?????????????????????????????????????????

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