Michael Bloomberg May Testify in CityTime Case

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17:  Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the New York Palace's unveiling celebration on September 17, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
Photo: Ben Hider/Getty

The mess of a case that is the CityTime scandal — in which taxpayers were screwed out of $500 million in a consulting rip-off — could get a star witness: The mayor has been subpoenaed by the accused mastermind of the scheme, the Daily News reports. A judge will ultimately decide, however, and city lawyers argue that “the mayor’s appearance at trial is highly likely to become a distraction to this court and the jury that would threaten to obfuscate the real issues.” Bloomberg would, at the very least, be extremely grouchy on the stand.

Michael Bloomberg May Testify in CityTime Case