City officials have told Mosaic Cultural Complex, a local organization receiving funds from the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, to cease operations on work relating to the fund.
Mosaic is one of 11 organizations in Worcester that receives funding from The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. The city’s administration of the grant was the subject of an audit in the fall.
The city on Oct. 27 made public the results of the audit, which found no evidence of fraud on the part of Mosaic or the other partner organizations. The review did, however, among other findings, reveal deficiencies in internal controls and possible violations of state labor law by Mosaic.
At the Dec. 8 City Council meeting, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., said the city, as of Dec. 31, would require Mosaic to abide by the original terms of the contract and cease up-front payments if those terms were not met.
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