County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that a three count
indictment was unsealed today against Lorraine
connection with the
The major contributors to the 2011
drive were the management and employees of Yonkers Contracting Corporation
Inc., a construction and engineering firm located in the City of
The defendant received approximately $6,900 in donations for the express purpose of purchasing ingredients for Thanksgiving dinners that in turn would be given to various charities.
The defendant cashed the donation checks that were received through the Yonkers Parking Violations Bureau.
The larceny came to light when
Yonkers Contracting contacted City Hall after
The defendant surrendered to the Yonkers Police this morning.
“The allegations in this indictment are stark; this defendant pocketed thousands of dollars in donations made expressly for a charity holiday food drive, putting herself and her wants and desires before those of hundreds of needy families in the City of Yonkers. It is this kind of conduct that erodes the public’s trust and confidence in our government.” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore after the indictment was unsealed.
Bail was set at $2,500.
Her next court appearance will be
The defendant faces a maximum of seven years in state prison on the top counts of the indictment.
Assistant District Attorney Brian Conway, Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Bureau, will prosecute the case.
In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of
Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is
merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty.