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Originally published May 12, 2014 at 6:17 AM | Page modified May 12, 2014 at 11:36 PM

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A look at overruns at Brasilia Cup stadium

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


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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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