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Baltimore’s top IT official Rico Singleton resigns after N.Y. audit

Baltimore’s top information technology official has resigned after an audit detailed alleged ethical violations he committed while working for New York state government.

The audit says Rico Singleton negotiated a job for his girlfriend and interviewed for a job himself with a software vendor that was awarded a major contract. The contract was terminated, costing the state $1.5 million. At the time, Singleton was serving as deputy chief information officer for the New York state Office of Technology.

Singleton was hired as the city’s chief information officer in December 2010.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced his resignation late Tuesday, saying the allegations in the audit are “deeply troubling.”

Singleton’s former deputy, Robert Minor, will serve as acting chief information officer.

2 comments

  1. So much for the due diligence efforts in the city of Baltimore. Who in human resourses was asleep at the switch?

  2. Is this the same Rico Singleton who said he didnt want to hire me because I had criminal background AND that the job I applied for was too visible? I was transparent abuot my past but he tried to conceal his. The same people you see or your rise up MAYBE the same people you see on your decline down. Be careful how you treat folk(s).