Saturday, February 06, 2016

Selected Reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending February 6, 2016


Selected Reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending February 6, 2016
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Former Monroe County Chief Information Officer enters guilty plea in bid-rigging case
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the guilty plea of Nelson Rivera, the former Chief Information Officer for Monroe County, for working with others to rig the bidding process for multi-million dollar public works contracts in Monroe County. Rivera entered a guilty plea before The Honorable Dennis M. Kehoe in Monroe County Court to two counts of the class “E” felony charge of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition in violation of General Business Law §§ 340 and 341, also known as New York State’s Donnelly Act. Based on what was stated on the record in court proceedings, it is expected that Rivera will be sentenced to five years of probation, may never again serve as a New York public employee, must pay a $25,000 fine, and will give up his government pension.


Florida resident to make full restitution after stealing $274,920.16 in New York State pension funds
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Marc A. Eletz, 70, a resident of Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced in Albany County Court to five months in jail, $200,000 in restitution and signed a confession of judgment in the amount of $74,920.16 for stealing $274,920.16 in New York state pension benefits. Eletz previously pleaded guilty to the crime of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, in September 2015.


State Audits published


Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad - Payments to On-Board Service Managers

Office of Court Administration - Reporting on Foreclosure of Real Property Funds – Kings County


Municipal Audits published

Town of Ausable - Water and Sewer District Financial Operations


Town of Guilderland – Employee Compensation and Benefits


Town of Salem – Financial Management

Westbury Water District - Purchasing


School Audits published




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