Thursday, July 23, 2009

Taxpayer funded 'man cave' at N.Y. Capitol

A spokesman for the state Inspector General Joseph Fisch said Louis Marciano, 50, a supervisor with the state Office of General Services, and Gary Pivoda, a cleaner who works under him, allegedly used taxpayer dollars to transform a maintenance area in a Capitol garage facility into a "man cave" with a TV, board games, DVDs, couches, rolling papers and marijuana scales, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The spokesman said the investigation was sparked by the cumulative overtime payouts of $28,400 the two men have collected during the past five years.