Monthly Archives: December 2022

Manhattan D.A. Bragg, NYS Comptroller Dinapoli Announce Indictment of Former NYU Director of Finance for $3.5M Fraud

“Our multilingual learners and students with disabilities deserve top-notch services, and these funds should have gone directly to their schools,” said District Attorney Bragg.  “Instead, we allege, the funds meant for student programs were used purely for personal gain by an NYU Director of Finance, who renovated a home in Connecticut and bought a swimming pool with the money. This $3.5 million fraud also negatively impacted our city’s minority and women owned business enterprises by denying them the chance to fairly compete for and secure the funding. I thank the New York State Comptroller’s Office for its work on this investigation and look forwarding to continuing our partnership to root out fraud committed at the expense of our students and businesses.”

D.A. Bragg Delivers Remarks on New $9 Million Mental Health Initiative

It’s disconcerting and sometimes scary to see our neighbors who are plainly unwell whether its openly using drugs or behaving in a deserving manner, talking to themselves either above ground in our streets or below ground in our subways. These individuals need help. As do our neighborhoods and small businesses. We cannot ignore these issues and have people cycle through our court system again and again. By addressing these human needs, we address the broader needs of public safety in our community.