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Stamford Whistle-blower Hotline Still on Hold

Two years after it was first proposed, the hotline is still on hold, and, according to a report in the Stamford Advocate, there are no immediate plans to move forward with it.

Shortly after former employee was arrested in May 2010 for stealing more than $350,000 in tuition reimbursement funds from the city, , backed by other government officials, proposed initiating a hot line that would allow whistle-blowers to anonymously report .

Two years later, the hotline is still on hold, and, according to a report in the Stamford Advocate, there are no immediate plans to move forward with it.

According to the report, the city came close to establishing the hotline last year — but then a Freedom of Information Act privacy issue stalled it once again. Flynn has since resigned from his post, and Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia says for now the city has more pressing matters to attend to.

Meanwhile Manfredonia, who was sentenced in May 2011, is serving a five year prison term in connection with the 2010 embezzlement, according to the report.

Flynn reportedly told The Advocate via email that he was surprised to learn that the whistle-blower system — which costs about $10,000 a year — had not yet been implemented.

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