Saturday, November 05, 2016

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending November 5, 2016



New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending November 5, 2016 
Source: Office of the State Comptroller

Links to material posted on the Internet highlighted in COLOR.

School District and BOCES Audits

Bellmore Union Free School District – Financial Condition
The audit is posted on the Internet at:

Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services – Separation Payments
The audit is posted on the Internet at:

Olean City School District – Financial Management
The audit is posted on the Internet at:

Port Washington Union Free School District – Claims Processing and Inventories

Rensselaer City School District – Financial Condition
The audit is posted on the Internet at:

Spencerport Central School District – Financial Condition
The audit is posted on the Internet at:


Other reports issued


Contractor
improperly retained $1,498,719 due NYSHIP for prescription drug rebate
A company that was supposed to collect rebates from drug manufacturers on behalf of the New York State Health Insurance Plan failed to turn over nearly $1.5 million in rebates to the state over a four-year period, according to an auditreleased by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. 

Volunteer Fire Department’s former treasurer pleads guilty to charges related to his embezzlement from the Patterson, New York Fire Department  
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Shantelle P. Kitchen, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, and George Beach, Superintendent, New York State Police, announced that Albert Melin, the former treasurer of the Patterson Fire Department in Patterson, New York (PFD), pled guilty to wire fraud and false subscription to tax returns before Magistrate Judge Judith C. McCarthy in connection with his embezzlement of more than $1.1 million from the PFD.

Metropolitan Transit Authority failed collect penalty fees from a contractor who
mishandled customer service calls
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released an auditrevealing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority did not collect almost $400,000 in penalty fees from Global Contact Services, a contractor who mishandled customer service calls and provided inaccurate travel planning information to customers who utilize the MTA’s Access-A-Ride program.
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