A volunteer treasurer for a charity benefitting the families of fallen New York City police officers was charged Thursday with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the nonprofit organization to pay for personal expenses. Lorraine Shanley, 68, of Staten Island, is charged with bank fraud and identity theft, accused of pocketing more than $410,000 from Survivors of the Shield, CBS New York reported. According to the criminal complaint, Shanley managed the charity's finances between 2010 and 2017. During that time period, the charity received approximately $1.9 million in donations, over 99 percent of which came from New York Police Department employees, officials said. "Lorraine Shanley allegedly capitalized on tragedy and monetized people's generosity," U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement. "As alleged, Shanley stole over 20 percent of the donations to a charity whose sole mission is to help the families of NYPD officers killed in the line of … [Read more...] about New York woman accused of stealing $410K from charity for fallen police families
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New York prosecutor probing Trump business deals BelfastTelegraph.co.uk New York’s attorney general has opened a civil investigation into Donald Trump’s business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/new-york-prosecutor-probing-trump-business-deals-37905428.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37905425.ece/b1aab/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_904a245a-ea61-4023-b3c2-7bba09eb9122_1 Email New York’s attorney general has opened a civil investigation into Donald Trump’s business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. A source said Letitia James issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank seeking records related to four Trump property projects and his failed 2014 bid to buy the Buffalo Bills American football club. Trump’s former lawyer Michael … [Read more...] about New York prosecutor probing Trump business deals
20:58, 22 February 2019 World 17 Manafort was convicted of eight felonies, pleaded guilty to two more and is scheduled to be sentenced next month for those federal crimes. REUTERS New York state prosecutors have put together a criminal case against Paul Manafort that they could file quickly if the former chairman of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign receives a presidential pardon. New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is ready to file an array of tax and other charges against Manafort, according to two people familiar with the matter, something seen as an insurance policy should the president exercise his power to free the former aide, Bloomberg said. Skirting laws that protect defendants from being charged twice for the same offense has been one of Vance's challenges. Read also Reuters: Manafort sentencing hearing set for March 8 Manafort was convicted of eight felonies, pleaded guilty to two more and is scheduled to be sentenced next month for those federal … [Read more...] about Bloomberg: New York has prepared Paul Manafort charges if Trump pardons him
Chad Arnold Albany Bureau Published 1:17 PM EST Dec 21, 2018 ALBANY – Sprint has agreed to pay a $330 million settlement after the company skirted New York tax law for nearly a decade, New York's attorney general announced Friday. The record-breaking settlement came in the wake of a false claims lawsuit filed by Attorney General Barbara Underwood alleging the cellular provider failed to collect and remit over $100 million in state and local taxes on flat-rate calling plans. The $330 million settlement is the largest recovery by a single state in a false claims lawsuit, according to the attorney general's office. “Sprint knew exactly how New York sales tax law applied to its plans – yet for years the company flagrantly broke the law, cheating the state and its localities out of tax dollars that should have been invested in our communities,” Underwood said in a statement. More: Are you a small business Scrooge? Better mend your … [Read more...] about Sprint to pay record $330 million settlement in New York: Here’s why.
Jon Campbell Albany Bureau Published 12:12 PM EST Dec 18, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y. – President Donald Trump's charity will shut down with its remaining assets distributed to other not-for-profit organizations as part of an agreement filed Tuesday by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood. The stipulation between the Donald J. Trump Foundation and Underwood's office calls for the charity to dissolve under judicial supervision, wiping out its certificate of incorporation and ending its existence. The agreement was signed Dec. 11 by attorneys for the Trump Foundation and the Attorney General's Office. It is awaiting a state judge's approval. It comes after Underwood filed a lawsuit against Trump in June, accusing him of illegally using the charity to boost his presidential campaign in 2016. The lawsuit listed a wide array of alleged law-breaking over more than a decade and asks a judge to force the foundation, Trump and his family to pay $2.8 … [Read more...] about Donald J. Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve in deal with New York