City officials react to allegations that Fleishman-Hillard defrauded the utility. (CEO Bob better recheck those GMMB Consolidation bills)
This little tidbit from the LA Times:
By Ted Rohrlich and Ralph Frammolino
Times Staff Writers
July 16, 2004
City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo said Thursday that he would sue Fleishman-Hillard Inc., an international public relations firm, for allegedly defrauding the city of Los Angeles by systematically inflating monthly bills on work it did under a $3-million-a-year contract with the Department of Water and Power.
Delgadillo was among a quartet of elected officials who reacted to revelations in The Times on Thursday that seven former Fleishman employees had said they were routinely encouraged and sometimes told to submit falsified time sheets overstating hours spent on the DWP account.
Two additional former employees surfaced to say that falsified billings extended to some Fleishman commercial accounts. (For the rest of the story check out the LA Times Front Page. (Online www.latimes.com)
For you newcomers; Flieshman-Hillard is the parent company of GMMB the PR firm that CEO Bob Pisano gave hundreds of thousands of our SAG Dues money to push his failed Consolidation Fiasco!
Their motto is”We change behavior!” Ah, maybe that should be amended to “We change Monthly Billings!”
This definitely not a good day for CEO Bob! I also see that his Netflix stock is down!
A.L. Miller SW Editor & Chief