MANHASSET - The Nassau County District Attorney's Office is investigating whether a Huntington-based contracting company chopped down an excessive amount of trees to make extra money after Superstorm Sandy, according to Newsday.
Newsday reports that the investigation is centered on whether Looks Great Services, of Huntington, removed more trees than necessary to drive up the cost of its services. Nassau County awarded the company a contract worth nearly $70 million.
In a statement, the company said it "only removed trees that were explicitly selected by the county for removal, and county-appointed inspectors digitally documented and cataloged every aspect of our work."
County officials say they chose which trees to cut down based on strict guidelines set by the federal government.