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Comptroller and Attorney General report former Executive Director of a nonprofit organization sentenced
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman jointly announced that David Cohen, former executive director of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), has been sentenced to one year in jail. Cohen has also paid $650,000 in restitution to the Met Council. The joint investigation revealed that Cohen, 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. Cohen personally stole approximately $650,000 from the Met Council.
Audit of Empire State Development Corporation reveals advertising contract produced few “tangible results”
The Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) spent $211 million on an advertising contract to promote economic development and tourism in New York state with no tangible results, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.