The agency's inspector general concluded that executive and senior management staff showed "a lack of good judgment" in hiring James Bassetti and Cecil Williams, who work for the housing authority's construction arm, according to a report issued by the office May 13.

In all, five housing authority employees and the relative of a sixth paid for work to be done at their homes, writes the Baltimore Sun. "The IG Office found no malicious intent on the part of any of the employees; however, we do find that the executive and senior management staff exercised a lack of good judgment," the inspector general's report said.