State Comptroller to Investigate Price Gouging During Superstorm Sandy
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will examine payments made by the state in response to Superstorm Sandy to make sure state agencies received goods and services at the appropriate price.
DiNapoli’s review was sparked by possible price gouging discovered on six purchase orders submitted by the Department of Homeland Security last month.
That review prompted one vendor to cut its price by more than $63,000. The Comptroller returned the purchase orders to DHSES for adjustment or renegotiation.