Saturday, March 14, 2015

Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending March 14, 2015


Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending March 14, 2015
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Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the



Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the



Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce State Prison Sentence for Florida Woman in $120,000 Pension Fraud Case
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Friday announced the conviction and sentence of Graycelia Cizik, 64, a resident of Polk County, Florida. Cizik pleaded guilty on January 21, 2015 to a one-count Indictment charging her with the crime of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony. Friday, she was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in state prison by Supreme Court Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Court. Cizik also agreed to a judgment in favor of the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System in the amount of $121,772.72.


DiNapoli & Schneiderman Announce Sentencing of Former Met Council Insurance Broker
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Monday announced that Joseph Ross, the former insurance broker for the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (“Met Council”), has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. Ross also paid $534,000 in restitution to the Met Council and agreed to a judgment against him in the amount of $956,000 in favor of the Met Council. The joint investigation revealed that Ross, together with former Met Council CEO William Rapfogel and other co-conspirators, stole approximately $9 million from the taxpayer-funded nonprofit organization as part of a 20-year grand larceny and kickback scheme. Ross personally stole $1.5 million from the Met Council.


DiNapoli: Wall Street Bonuses Edge Up in 2014
The average bonus paid in New York City’s security industry rose by 2 percent to $172,860 in 2014, according to an estimate released Wednesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Even though the industry was slightly less profitable in 2014, it added 2,300 jobs in New York City, the first year the industry has added jobs since 2011.


DiNapoli: Medicaid Redesign Presents Opportunities and Risks
The state’s efforts to limit Medicaid spending are showing measurable progress with annual growth at less than 2 percent. Still, state spending on Medicaid is projected to rise by nearly $700 million a year over the next four years and improving the quality of care for Medicaid patients remains a challenge after more than two decades of reform, according to a reportreleased Thursday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


DiNapoli Expands State Spending Transparency on OpenBookNewYork.com
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Tuesday that New Yorkers can now trace state spending back to the funding source or program on openbooknewyork.com, an easy-to-use search tool for the public to see how their tax dollars are being spent. This is the fifth expansion of the website, building on DiNapoli’s commitment to increasing government transparency.


DiNapoli Announces Results of General Obligation Bond Sale: $329,225,000 Awarded
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Tuesday awardedthree series of New York State General Obligation Bonds totaling $329,225,000 through a competitive sale. Specifically, the sales were $142,555,000 of Series 2015A Tax-Exempt Bonds, $5,640,000 of Series 2015B Taxable Bonds and $181,030,000 of Series 2015C Tax-Exempt Refunding Bonds.

Handbooks focusing on State and Municipal Public Personnel Law continue to be available for purchase via the links provided below:

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Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions 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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