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Baltimore’s Top IT Official Resigns After N.Y. Audit

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top information technology official has resigned after an audit detailed alleged ethical violations he committed while working for New York state government.

The audit says Rico Singleton negotiated a job for his girlfriend and interviewed for a job himself with a software vendor that was awarded a major contract. The contract was terminated, costing the state $1.5 million. At the time, Singleton was serving as deputy chief information officer for the New York state Office of Technology.

Singleton was hired as the city’s chief information officer in December 2010.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced his resignation late Tuesday, saying the allegations in the audit are “deeply troubling.”

Singleton’s former deputy, Robert Minor, will serve as acting chief information officer.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. tobmore says:

    With these audit findings, he is now qualified for a position with Md state.

  2. camo says:

    Why is it she had to go all the way to NY. to hire a criminal, there are plenty of them right here in Md.

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