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Mob Ties NYC Terminates Golf Contractor

NEW YORK -- The city terminated a $9.6 million contract with the operator of a municipal golf course Monday, weeks after comptroller William Thompson raised concerns about the contractor's possible relationship with a mobster.
The Department of Parks & Recreation said it ended its deal with East Coast Golf, which was contracted to operate the 18-hole Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn for 20 years.
Thompson had said the city should reconsider the deal because of questions about the company's president, Domenick Logozzo. The comptroller noted that Logozzo was described in court papers as having a financial relationship with an accused mobster who was one of several people indicted on racketeering conspiracy charges related to securities fraud last year.
Logozzo, who was not charged, did not immediately return a call for comment Monday.
The parks department had said the golf course contract, which began a year ago, was approved before the indictments were filed.
Parks spokesman Warner Johnston said Monday that the decision to terminate the deal was made after consultation with city investigators. The Department of Investigation said the matter is under investigation and declined further comment.
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