Attorneys for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power filed court papers Thursday alleging the contractor that handled the troubled rollout of the utility’s billing system three years ago intentionally over-billed the city and spent the money, in part, on prostitutes and two lavish bachelor parties in Las Vegas.
The DWP sued PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2015, accusing the company of mismanaging the rollout of the billing system in 2013. The court papers filed Thursday seek to amend the lawsuit to add allegations of conspiracy and fraud.
PricewaterhouseCoopers officials have previously denied any wrongdoing.
–City News Service