Nassau Dept. of Public Works Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias under fire for $1 million Sandy contract

Democrats say Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias approved a more than $1 million contract for Sandy repairs to a company she used to work for without disclosing

The Nassau County Department of Public Works commissioner is under fire again for her role in awarding Superstorm Sandy cleanup contracts.

The Nassau County Department of Public Works commissioner is under fire again for her role in awarding Superstorm Sandy cleanup contracts. (5/20/13)

MINEOLA - The Nassau County Department of Public Works commissioner is under fire again for her role in awarding Superstorm Sandy cleanup contracts.

Democrats say Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias approved a more than $1 million contract for Sandy repairs to a company she used to work for without disclosing that information to the Legislature.

Democratic Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams has also blasted Shah-Gavnoudias for a contract she awarded to a family member.

Abrahams says the Department of Public Works approved a $250,000 contract for Sandy debris removal to a company owned by Shah-Gavnoudias' sister. The minority leader says Shah-Gavnoudias did not disclose that information to the Legislature either.

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