05/07/2012 08:50 am ET

Officials Seek Audit Of Detroit Library Contracts

By Christine MacDonald

Detroit Public Library officials want an audit of nearly $3 million in no-bid technology contracts, amid questions about the contractor's ties to a top library official.

The commissioners who oversee the struggling system weren't even aware of contracts to Cubemation until about $2 million worth of work had already been approved. Nor did they know the firm had created a website for the ex-wife of the library staffer who signed the contracts.

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