For many people, adopting a new furry friend during the pandemic has offered a sense of companionship during an otherwise lonely lockdown. But those seeking a dog, cat, bird, or other companion animal have been four times more likely to fall victim to a scam since the pandemic started.
A Roslyn hedge fund founder pleaded guilty on Wednesday to bankruptcy fraud for pressuring a rival not to bid for assets belonging to Neiman Marcus creditors so he could buy them at a lower price, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Jacob “Kobi” Alexander was indicted more than 10 years ago but had fled to Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, with his family, to evade prosecution, authorities said.
Two-term Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano remained defiant Thursday following his indictment on federal corruption charges including bribery, fraud and extortion, telling reporters outside the U.S. courthouse in Central Islip after posting $500,000 bail that he would not step down as the county’s chief elected official.
How could the school’s president and board of trustees, all educated and accomplished professionals from across Long Island – have allowed things to get to this point? What were they doing while the college was racking up $54 million in long-term debt? On behalf of the 300-plus graduates who stood on that football field at Dowling’s Brookhaven campus on May 21, I implore the Board of Trustees to listen to their consciences and not let our lasting impression be that Dowling cheated us from what was rightfully ours. Only then will they gain a glimmer of redemption in this dark chapter of Long Island’s history of higher education.
Federal prosecutors charged Walsh with theft and wire fraud for allegedly being paid $200,000 for hours when he was golfing, gambling and politicking between 2011 and 2014. Attorneys for Walsh, who retired shortly before the trial began so he could collect his pension, have argued that he was free to come and go as he pleased and make up the hours later.
Among the complaints lodged against Walsh were anonymous allegations that he was unprofessional and abusive, but neither those claims nor the accusation that the chairman was politicking at work resulted in disciplinary action, DeMarco testified Tuesday at Walsh's theft and fraud trial at Central Islip federal court.
Prosecutors have alleged that Walsh was paid more than $80,000 in salary for hours he was actually golfing, gambling at Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, and conducting Conservative Party business. Attorneys for Walsh, who retired shortly before the trial began, have argued that Walsh was free to come and go as he pleased and make up the hours later.
Retired Suffolk County Sheriff's Office investigator Ed Walsh swindled taxpayers by going on golf outings, sitting at poker tables and attending political meetings instead of performing his duties as a lieutenant, prosecutors alleged Wednesday during opening arguments at the Suffolk County Conservative Party chairman's federal fraud trial.
Walsh is on trial for scheming to defraud taxpayers of $80,000 in no-show work at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and Suffolk County jail. Prosecutors allege Walsh falsely represented that he was working while he was actually gambling at Foxwood’s Casino in Connecticut, golfing, or conducting Conservative Party business on the taxpayer dime. The party big was also accused of lying to FBI agents when he allegedly claimed he worked flex time for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.
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