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A look at how overruns at Brazil's Cup stadiums

May 12, 2014
Associated Press

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 pre-fabricated 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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