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Baltimore Inspector General's report shows $9 million in savings, restitution to be paid to city

Baltimore Inspector General's report shows $9 million in savings, restitution to be paid to city

The Baltimore inspector general's office saved the city about $9 million in the last year by preventing waste, avoiding unnecessary expenses and recovering money, according to a report released Thursday.

Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. outlined the work his office performed during the 2016 fiscal year in a 26-page report. It included the conclusion of a corruption case involving government workers and trash haulers at the city-owned Quarantine Road Landfill.

The workers and trash haulers were ordered to pay the city more than $8 million in restitution in connection with the case, in which the group allegedly paid and received bribes in exchange for not being charged...

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