NYC Payroll project manager in timesheet trouble

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NEW YORK - The project manager who developed New York City's troubled CityTime payroll system has been fired for allegedly falsifying his timesheets.

Company officials say senior project manager Gerard Denault was booted from Science Applications International Corp., the main contractor behind the system.

A federal investigation of the project led to criminal charges against four subcontractors last year and the resignation of the city's payroll director. Prosecutors say the consultants bilked the city out of $80 million. Science Applications has not been charged.

Company spokeswoman Laura Luke confirmed Denault was terminated. The company says it'll reimburse the city for $2.4 million.

New York City comptroller John Liu says the company determined that Denault billed hours that he did not work. Denault referred questions to his lawyer, who did not return calls for comment.