November 19, 2016

State Comptroller’s staff recognized for their role in fighting public corruption

Recently staff members of the Department of Audit and Control's Division of Investigations were recognized by the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education for their outstanding efforts in the audit and investigation of a special education provider whose director stole public funds at the expense of taxpayers and students. 



Deputy Comptroller Nelson Sheingold is pictured to the left of the Comptroller and the award recipients are pictured, left to right, in the back:

David DiNatale, State Program Examiner
Joseph Gillooly, State Program Examiner
Raymond Russell, Assistant Chief Investigator
Kenrick Sifontes, Audit Director
Sheila Jones, Audit Supervisor
Stacy Marano, Assistant Comptroller
Tania Zino, State Program Examiner
Hugh Zhang, State Program Examiner

Also receiving received awards but unable to be present:

Frank Patone, Audit Director
Stephen Lynch, Audit Manager
 
The commendation reads: "From the initial audit to the criminal conviction, staff members showed remarkable teamwork across divisions and with other agencies in the pursuit of protecting taxpayer money from fraud and abuse. Thanks to their close cooperation with federal and state authorities, this criminal was federally convicted and required to pay $2 million in restitution and $1.9 in forfeiture."

The State Comptroller encourage anyone with information on alleged public corruption activities to contact the Comptroller’s office by dialing the toll-free fraud hotline at 1-888-672-4555; to file a complaint online at investigations@osc.state.ny.us; or to mail a complaint to: Office of the State Comptroller Investigations Unit, 110 State Street, 14th floor, Albany, NY 12236.

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In other news, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending November 19, 2016 

Links to material posted on the Internet highlighted in COLOR.
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State Education Department - Expenses submitted by Bornhava to the State Education Department

New York City Department of Finance - Reporting of Billboard Income

Westchester County Health Care Corporation - Contract Participation of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Workers' Compensation Board - Assessment of Costs to Administer the Workers’ Compensation Program for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2014

Town of Burke - Fiscal Oversight

Town of Deerpark - Budget Review

City of Newburgh - Budget Review

Rockland County - Budget Review 


School Districtand BOCES audits

ArkportPayroll

Erie 2- Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Adult Education Program and Professional Services

Fabius-Pompey- Information Technology

Indian River - Financial Condition

Jamesville-Dewitt Procurement

Rye NeckInformation Technology

 

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