Was City streamrollered by inflated paving contracts?

The City of Toronto auditor general says she suspects some paving companies have conspired to submit inflated contracts and then split the illicit profit. It was revealed yesterday that the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating this concern which may have cost the taxpayers millions. The Star says the allegations were uncovered by AG Beverly Romeo-Beehler and revealed to City Councillors Thursday.  It is said to have left many of them alarmed by warnings of lax internal controls. The paper says there is a feeling the investigation will unearth more evidence of possible corruption. No companies are named so far. Josh Matlow (Ward 22) said he was concerned that there was more to the alleged conspiracy