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A doctor who runs a nonprofit medical practice at multiple sites throughout Queens was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing approximately $373,000 obtained in the form of city, state and federal grants.
Dr. Dorothy Ogundu, who operates Angeldocs Inc., has been indicted on charges including second-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery, first-degree falsifying business records and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, according to the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Department of Investigation (NYC DOI) Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn today announced the arrest of a nonprofit executive accused of pocketing taxpayer dollars intended for public services and capital improvements in New York City. A multi-agency joint investigation, including NYC DOI and two federal agencies, exposed the theft of approximately $373,000 in public funds provided by New York State, the New York City Council, and federal earmark grants.
Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio today announced his appointment of William J. Bratton to serve as New York City’s next Police Commissioner.
In selecting Bratton to lead the New York Police Department, de Blasio emphasized his commitment to proactive policing to protect New Yorkers, while simultaneously respecting their civil liberties.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week the guilty plea and sentencing of Wing Khay Lee, owner of Corum Group LLC, for failing to pay wages to workers on several private construction projects in Queens.
Lee admitted to a misdemeanor count of failure to pay wages. The defendant, 42, of College Point, owned and operated Corum Group LLC, a construction company. He failed to pay at least five employees more than $22,000 in wages they were owed between what the AG described as “approximately” August 2011 and September 2012.
And while hearings next month before the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals are considered far from certain to back up the board’s choice, CB 13 members came back from their summer break on Monday with a report from the state inspector general that supports many of their objections to the process by which the Indian Cultural and Community Center got the land and permission for the towers.
“It is a scathing report,” Jerry Wind, a member of the board’s Land Use Committee, told the group.
Three volunteer emergency medical technicians with the Corona Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps were arrested for allegedly stealing thousands from the organization’s bank account.
While serving as a board member and treasurer of CCAC, Daniel Dominguez, 37, stole more than $300,000, according to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The felony complaint goes on to say Dominguez used that money for jaunts to Walt Disney World and Niagara Falls, as well as purchases of luxury car service trips and fancy meals.
Two Queens men are among 11 people who allegedly have been tied to a Long Island ambulette company accused of bilking Medicaid of nearly $350,000, according to a statement issued Monday by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Alfonso Mintz, 44, of Rosedale, and Errol McPherson, 38, of Queens Village, were named in connection with a guilty plea by Patricia Clague, 45, owner of Angel Ambulette in Nassau County. Schneiderman announced that Clague has pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny for billing Medicaid for patient trips that never were provided, or were provided by untrained and improperly licensed drivers.
A scathing report issued by the New York State Inspector General’s Office blasts actions taken by the Indian Cultural and Community Center — and inaction by the New York State Dormitory Authority — in connection with the sale of more than four acres of property on the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center site in Queens Village.
The ICCC was before the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals on Tuesday in continuing its effort to construct a pair of nine-story towers on the property.
For an incumbent Democratic city Councilman to have a serious primary challenger is rare.
For that challenger to have outfunded him by more than $25,000 is practically unheard of.
NYPD eyes Syria as strike threat grows, Jewish holidays near
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer would be capping an improbable political comeback should he prevail against Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary for comptroller on Sept. 10.
The two-term state attorney general was forced to resign as New York’s governor in 2008 after only 13 months amid scandals involving prostitution and using the state police to gather information on political enemies.
A Fresh Meadows woman was arrested Tuesday by for allegedly scamming more than $87,000 in benefits, claiming she was a victim of Hurricane Sandy.
Caterina M. Curatolo, 48, of 59-13 159 St., was charged with grand larceny, insurance fraud, scheme to defraud and multiple counts of offering a false instrument for filing and falsifying business records. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison.
The head of a Queens-based nonprofit agency was arrested Tuesday amid allegations that he stole more than $85,000 in taxpayer funds for his personal use.
Van Holmes, president of the Young Leaders Institute in Laurelton, was arrested in what New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said is an ongoing investigation “into the funds directed by former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley and others to charities like the Young Leaders Institute.”
What a disgrace: As of April, more than a third of the money raised by charitable organizations for Hurricane Sandy relief had not been spent, according to a report released Wednesday by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. At least $238 million of more than $575 billion that people contributed in the hopes of aiding their fellow man and woman in South Queens, the Rockaways and other hard-hit areas from Staten Island to Long Island and beyond was still just sitting there unused six months later.
And we’re not talking about ad hoc groups that just sprang up in response to the storm and maybe could be forgiven for not being all that efficient. We’re talking about 89 established nonprofit organizations including the Red Cross, which alone raised $300 million, more than half the total.
The head of a Queens-based nonprofit agency was arrested Tuesday amidst allegations that he stole more than $85,000 in taxpayer funds for his personal use.
Major apt. building owner bans smoking
The Related Companies, a substantial developer and owner of properties, with more than 40,000 rental units nationwide, announced Monday that it is prohibiting smoking in all its residential buildings. The move follows a years-long pilot project, and the firm says the demand for smoke-free housing is greater than the supply.
The a head of a Manhattan-based ad agency and a Flushing pimp have been sentenced to up to three years in prison for their role in a prostitution-based money laundering operation.
Senior citizens should beware of a telephone scam preying on their fears of being injured and not getting help, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said last week.
Victims are getting calls from someone in the upstate 315 area code advising that they have been “approved” for medical alert equipment at “no charge.” One number the AG said the automated robo-calls are coming from is (315) 294-5936.
A Whitestone woman pleaded guilty to taking part in a prostitution-and-money- laundering scheme.
Jay King, 53, pleaded on May 8 to one count of enterprise corruption for taking part in the ring operated with the help of a Manhattan-based ad agency. She is expected to be given a 3- to 9-year sentence.She will also be required to pay $100,000 in forfeiture. She will remain out of jail on $1 million bail until her sentencing.
Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica), who agreed to wear a wire for the FBI in 2012 as state and federal prosecutors closed in on her, is scheduled to be sentenced today on a wire-fraud charge in federal court in Brooklyn.
The disgraced former senator provided “evidence useful to law enforcement” during conversations she had with three elected officials while wearing an FBI wire in July and August of 2012, all after she was cornered by the bureau and federal prosecutors for her role in siphoning money from “a bogus nonprofit.”
The names of six Democratic state senators and a city councilman from Southeast Queens were among those contained Wednesday on a list of people who had their conversations with then-state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded by an FBI listening device in 2012.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York declined to comment on Wednesday on the names, contained in a sentencing letter connected to Huntley’s case, or U.S. District Court Judge Jack Weinstein’s order to unseal the letter.
The state has reached a settlement with one Long Island City gas station for hiking up prices in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
According to a report released by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the E-Z Station Mobil at 40-40 Crescent St. raised its prices to $4.89 a gallon following the superstorm.
The names of six Democratic state Senators and a city councilman from Southeast Queens were among those contained Wednesday on a list of people who had their conversations with then-state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded by an FBI listening device in 2012.
Those on the list engaged in recorded conversations with Huntley in 2012.