NY state lawmaker charged with fraud, obstructing justice
NY state lawmaker charged with fraud, obstructing justice
New York State Assemblywoman Pamela Harris of Brooklyn
10 Января, 2018, 01:30
NY state Assemblywoman Pamela Harris was indicted on fraud charges Tuesday for what prosecutors said was the theft of tens of thousands in city and federal dollars meant for superstorm Sandy victims and programs to aid vulnerable youth.
From 2012 and 2016, Harris defrauded various government agencies, including the City Council, the city's Department of Youth and Community Development, FEMA, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the NYC Build It Back Program and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of NY, according to Richard Donoughue, interim U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of NY.
New York Assembly woman Pamela Harris, 57, from Brooklyn, was charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, making false statements, bankruptcy fraud, witness tampering and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The 11-count federal indictment filed against her this morning in Brooklyn describes a long-running scheme that predates her time in office. Instead, she continued to live at her Coney Island home and pocketed the FEMA payments to the fake Staten Island landlord.
Before and during her tenure as assemblywoman, Harris allegedly went to great lengths to defraud local and federal agencies, FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney said in a statement. Harris replaced Alec Brook-Krasny, who quit the assembly and then was later indicted on health care fraud and bribery charges.
She is also accused of keeping $23,000 in New York City funds that were meant for Coney Island Generation Gap, a non-profit she once led, and directing two people to lie to FBI investigators when they were interviewed in her case.
To get CIGG's operations subsidized by the city, according to the indictment, Harris billed her nonprofit as a mentorship program that connected teens and young adults living in Coney Island to media arts. Harris provided FEMA cash receipts showing that she supposedly paid monthly rent between $1,550 and $2,500 to the landlord from November 2012 to January 2014, prosecutors said. The same thing occurred with $35,000 in council funds awarded in 2016. Harris again made misrepresentations about rented studio space and again diverted the funds to her personal use, according to the indictment. She also allegedly submitted false documents to FEMA for financial assistance and to have "substantial" construction done on her home.
According to the indictment, Harris spent some of the proceeds of crimes on personal expenses, including airline and cruise tickets for herself and her spouse totaling almost $10,000. Authorities said her looting of government funds went on from 2012 through 2017.
In response to media reports on the bankruptcy, Harris penned an open letter about her financial woes, describing a battle with breast cancer in 2006, her mother's pancreatic cancer and her husband's 2012 work injury.
Harris' office did not immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for comment.
При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна. «» 2007 - 2018 Copyright. Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.
I for one can't help but feel like this project is a bit of extra justification for the Razor phone's shortcomings and existence. The Razer Chroma™ backlighting is ideal for low-light situations and can also be personalized with millions of color options.
You'll get a quick look at the Achievements you are close to getting across all of your games and can even instantly launch them. Mini Game Hubs allow you to easily see friends who are now playing, upcoming Achievements, Looking for Group posts, and more.
If we had them 50 or 60 less in the first innings when we let them off in the last few wickets, things could have been different. Even after losing the toss, the Indian bowlers bowled beautifully to bundle the hosts out for 286 runs on the very first day.
Lynn is best know for her biographical hit " Coal Miner's Daughter ", which became a book and later an Oscar-winning film. Despite her father's disapproval, Loretta was granted permission to marry Doo at 13, quickly becoming a wife and mother.
The awards are often seen as a pointer to the Oscars and the nominations were announced after the Golden Globe awards. BAFTA is teaming up with the British Film Institute, Women in Film and TV and Directors UK on an initiative to help.
Compared to the same time period in 2016, there were 834 total cases and 282 cases reported in the last week of December 2016. The Standard and Poor's stock index returned an average of 135.6 percent during the seven years preceding the end of 2017.
The core addition of the patch is an entirely new menu accessed via the Overwatch League button on the main screen. San Francisco Shock will take on Los Angeles Valiant at 7pm ET on January 10 , followed by Shanghai Dragons vs.
It has a 120 kW motor with 291 lb-ft. of torque - versus 100 kW and 221 lb-ft - and overall power is up from 124 kW to 135 kW. The crossover also gets a better rating - 350 miles of range against the EPA's Tucson FCEV's rating of 265 miles.
PlayStation 4 is the first Sony system to have received a mid-generation upgrade in the form of a PlayStation 4 Pro . In total, up to 645 million PS4 game copies have been sold as of December 31, 2017.
A twisting knob brings the headset around your skull, making it fully adjustable - friendly even to those who wear glasses. Lenovo claims it's the "world's first" standalone Daydream VR headset, so doesn't require a smartphone or PC to run.
When she was a budding actress, Meghan was an avid social media user, and even had her own lifestyle website called The Tig. Prince Harry officially shut down her social media accounts much to the dismay of rabid royal fans.
I have kept him touch with basically everybody. "So to characterize that as a certain way is just completely, completely wrong". All these guys I've worked with, I felt like I had such a great relationship with all the quarterbacks I've worked with.
Kodak Is Jumping Into The Cryptocurrency Frenzy
It can be hard for collectors to verify the authenticity of a piece of art, especially those bought online. Blockchains have shown promise in being used to track the licensing, use, and sale of artistic works .
Mevani holds Delhi rally despite cops declining permission
A senior officer from New Delhi district told PTI that additional forces from other districts of the city have been called in. Earlier in the day, Delhi Police tightened security fearing law and order problem in the national capital.
Lana Del Rey says Radiohead are suing her
America's sweetheart Lana Del Rey is finding herself in some legal trouble over a song from her recent album Lust For Life ... Del Rey was not the first musician to be accused of plagiarism, and she certainly will not be the last.
President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: "I'll beat Oprah"
"He thought the reporter said to him, 'Would she make a good president?' And he said, 'Absolutely she would, '" King said. It's true that if she enters the political arena, Winfrey's status as a universally beloved figure will be revoked.
Study Links Ibuprofen to Male Infertility
Tests showed their testosterone levels hadn't changed, although the testes weren't producing adequate levels. Gene expression associated with turning cholesterol into steroidal hormones was also impaired, they found.
Trump to attend WEF gathering in Davos
Bill Clinton attended Davos in 2000, the only president to do so, and he has been a regular attendee since. Last year's WEF was dominated by reaction to Mr Trump's surprise election victory and his campaign.