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John Liu staffer among three arrested for lunch kickback scheme
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/27/2013 at 1:36PM

A staffer for Comptroller John Liu was arrested in an alleged kickback scheme, reportedly pocketing over $50,000. Veda Jamoona and two other co-conspirators were arrested on Monday, February 25 for allegedly stealing funds from a senior citizen’s lunch program, run by the nonprofit United Hindu Cultural Council (UHCC). “By stealing from the senior center lunch [...]

Huntley co-defendants plead guilty, agree to return nearly $30G
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/22/2013 at 2:24PM

A week after their former boss, State Senator Shirley Huntley, pleaded guilty to embezzlement cover-up and falsifying evidence, three co-defendants have followed suit. Huntley pleaded guilty on Wednesday, February 13 after nearly $30,000 in taxpayer dollars went missing; her co-conspirators, Patricia Savage, Lynn Smith and David Gantt, entered their pleas a week later. Savage and [...]

Wills investigated for missing $33,000 grant
Wills investigated for missing $33,000 grant
News Liam La Guerre 6/13/2012 at 11:15AM

A Queens councilmember is taking heat for failing to account for thousands of taxpayers’ dollars given to his non-profit organization. Councilmember Ruben Wills is under investigation from State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after he failed to account for a $33,000 grant for his nonprofit, New York 4 Life. He is also being reviewed by the [...]

New foreclosure help
Business Alexa Altman 2/14/2012 at 11:34AM

New legislation by Senator Malcolm A. Smith may increase settlements for victims of foreclosure abuse. “Home purchasing is the largest single investment that individuals make in their lifetime,” said Smith. “Banks committed crimes against homeowners and restitution needs to be fair. I am introducing this legislation that I believe will bring parity to my constituents [...]