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March 24, 2016

Posted  March 24, 2016

New York announced a groundbreaking $3.1 million agreement with Focused Technologies Imaging Services, LLC (“FTIS”), its sole owner Charles “Chuck” Tobin, and its former co-owner Julie Benware, for unlawfully outsourcing government-funded work to a subcontractor based in Mumbai, India in 2008 and 2009. The outsourcing was illegal because even though FTIS was required to perform the work at a warehouse in Albany, New York, FTIS unlawfully sent personal information of over 16 million people to a foreign business that was unauthorized to receive this information. The outsourcing also resulted in the failure of FTIS to adhere to a requirement that over 50% of the labor hours of the contract be performed by individuals with disabilities. NY

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