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Martinsville City Council Hires Law Firm To Investigate Why City Contractor Paid Half A Million Dollars Without Contract
Updated December 6, 2017 7:53 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(MARTINSVILLE) - The Martinsville City Council has hired an outside law firm to investigate why a city contractor has received more than $650,000 without a bid or contract.

City documents indicate more than $564,000 in infrastructure projects in 2017, like new sidewalks and storm sewers, have all been billed to a single company on top of nearly $88,000 worth of projects in 2016.

Members of the city council were shocked when the mayor and city could provide no proof of bids or contracts for the projects.

The council has hired Bloomington-based Bunger and Robertson to investigate whether any state or local laws were violated.

The council isn't questioning the quality of the work or billing from the company itself, but work and payments to the company have been suspended during the investigation.

Neither Mayor Shannon Kohl nor the city attorney are commenting on the investigation.

The investigation will span several months.

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