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Feds Join Criminal Probe of Claimed Snow-Removal Slowdown in NYC After Heavy Storm Last Week

Posted Jan 4, 2011 7:36 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Following news reports that New York City municipal workers may have intentionally slowed down snow removal efforts during a blizzard last week, as payback for layoffs, demotions and salary cuts, the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office has opened a criminal probe.

That action follows investigations begun earlier by district attorneys in Brooklyn and Queens, says the New York Post, relying on unidentified sources.

Several people reportedly died during the storm when emergency responders weren't able to get to them due to the blizzard and many others spent hours stranded on unheated subway cars.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Subway Passengers Stranded in Snowstorm Plan to Sue NYC"

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