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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending October 5, 2013


Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending October 5, 2013
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A.G. Schneiderman & Comptroller Dinapoli Announce Arrest Of Highway Superintendent For Stealing More Than $50k In Goods & Services

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Tuesday the arrest of Roger Burlew, Highway Superintendent for the Town of Erin, for stealing more than $50,000 in goods and services. The Attorney General’s criminal complaint alleges Burlew stole the money by submitting fraudulent vouchers for payment to the Town of Erin. The Joint Task Force on Public Integrity is a cooperative effort between Attorney General Schneiderman’s and Comptroller DiNapoli’s offices to root out public corruption and maximize the resources of each office.


DiNapoli: Binghamton Parks & Rec Director Allegedly Stole Nearly $108,000

The director of Binghamton’s Parks and Recreation Department pocketed nearly $108,000 in taxpayer funds and allegedly used the cash to pay for his mortgage, summer rental, car lease, and loans to his sons, according to an auditby New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


DiNapoli: County Jail Inmates Received Improper Welfare and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

An auditof five counties by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office found that hundreds of county jail inmates received inappropriate payments totaling more than $236,000 from various social welfare programs and almost $325,000 in state unemployment insurance (UI). The inappropriate benefits were caused by deficiencies in how four of the five counties monitored the eligibility of jail inmates for welfare payments, and by a combination of potential fraud and delays providing the state Department of Labor (DOL) with information about inmates receiving UI benefits.


DiNapoli: Audit Cites Town of Shandaken Employee for Stealing Funds

The secretary of the Ulster County town of Shandaken highway department misused more than $20,000, including $5,000 in federal funding that was earmarked for flood cleanup costs, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The findings of the Comptroller’s audit and investigation were referred to the New York State Police. They arrested Florence Sullivan on July 17 and charged her with one count of grand larceny in the third degree, one count of falsifying business records in the first degree and one count of scheme to defraud in the first degree.


DiNapoli Tours Rochester–based Vnomics to Promote Pension Fund’s In–State Private Equity Program

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli toured Vnomics Corp., a Rochester-based provider of fleet management software, to highlight investments made by the State Common Retirement Fund’s In–State Private Equity Program in companies emerging from New York’s universities. The Fund has invested more than $500,000 in the company since 2011 through High Peaks Venture Partners.


DiNapoli Releases Bond Calendar for Fourth Quarter

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced a tentative schedule for the planned sale of obligations for the State, New York City, and their major public authorities during the fourth quarter of 2013.


Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of:




Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of:



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A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

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