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Author
The Associated Press
Date
May 12, 2014

A look at overruns at Brasilia Cup stadium

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Some examples of questionable costs that government auditors found in the building of Brasilia’s stadium for the World Cup:

—Auditors allege that nearly one-third of the $900 million in costs for the stadium are fraudulent.

—The tab for transportation of prefabricated grandstands in Brasilia was supposed to be just $4,700, but the construction consortium billed the government $1.5 million.

—$16 million was lost when Brasilia’s city government inexplicably failed to enforce a fine against the consortium building the stadium despite a five-month delay in completion of the main portion of the arena.

—Materials worth $2.3 million were listed multiple times on bills.

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