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Ex-BBC Employee Equates DMI Project To Enron

The whistleblower on the failings of the BBC's Digital Media Initiative, the IT project scrapped last year at a cost of nearly £100m to licence fee payers, has claimed figures used to justify continuing with the initiative were "like Enron". In written evidence published by the Commons public accounts committee on Tuesday ahead of a hearing into the DMI debacle that will take place on 3 February, Bill Garrett, a former BBC employee, said he believed that four years ago "a number of staff knowingly falsified estimates of financial benefits" in order to secure further funding for the project.

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