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July 13, 2011


Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today the following audits have been issued:

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, License Fee Revenue (2010-N-1)
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs is authorized to issue licenses and permits for certain businesses operating in New York City and to collect associated fees. Auditors determined that the department could likely generate additional revenue if it used better methods to identify businesses that operate without a required license. The department's current methods - which rely primarily on street patrol and complaint investigation - are not sufficient to identify businesses operating without a license.

Higher Education Services Corporation - Tuition Assistance Program Berkeley College (2010-T-2)
Auditors determined that Berkeley College was overpaid $634,714 because school officials incorrectly certified students as eligible for Tuition Assistance Program awards. Some students who were certified as eligible were not in good academic standing, some were not full-time and others did not meet citizenship requirements.

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