Charges of cronyism and nepotism followed a Metropolitan Transit Authority security chief out the door following a meeting with the head of the MTA, which runs public transportation in the New York City area.
Officially, the MTA did not say why Vincent DeMarino left the agency. DeMarino issued a statement saying his retirement was to allow him to care for his ailing father.
However, the New York Daily News reported that the MTA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is investigating not only DeMarino, but his deputy as well.
The OIG was following up on whistle-blowing complaints from workers in the security division who were denied promotions. Many believed DeMarino and his deputy chose favorites for choice positions.