Feds: Philly didn’t properly account for $15 million during the Democratic National Convention

September 28, 2018

File photo of the clean up following the Democratic National Convention.

By Staff

The U.S. Department of Justice is questioning Philadelphia’s use of nearly $15 million during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and what it saw as overall bad bookkeeping of federal grant money.

In an audit, the department’s Inspector General cited millions of dollars in what he called “unallowable and unsupported” expenses, including overtime to firefighters for security, meals and lodging for law enforcement agencies, and payments to vendors for items ranging from a secure bus system and credentialing for the three-day event.

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