Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014


Trial begins for brothers accused of One Fund scam; Pair sought $2m, DA says.” By Evan Allen and Martin Finucane. Boston Globe. June 11, 2014.
Related story:
Brothers convicted of attempted theft in One Fund case.” Boston Globe. June 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014


Years Of Abuse At Brooklyn School Alleged; Nearly a Dozen Women Say a Former Teacher at Now-Closed Woodward School Sexually Abused a Succession of Girls.” By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. June 4, 2014.
Related stories:
Former Brooklyn Teacher Bob Rusch Regrets Losing ‘Ethical Compass’; Accused of Sex Abuse After Four Decades, Former Teacher Says He Carries Guilt.” Wall Street Journal. June 5, 2014.
“Women Seek Accountability: Alleged Victims Want to See Ex-Teacher’s Personnel Record; Albany Urged to Act.” Wall Street Journal. June 6, 2014.

New York City Council Speaker’s Trip for Fundraiser Is Questioned: ‘We Followed the Law,” Melissa Mark-Viverito Says.” By Michael Howard Saul. Wall Street Journal. June 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 12-18, 2014)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


Theft Charges for 4 With Ties to a Provider of Special Ed.” By Javier C. Hernandez. New York Times. May 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 5-11, 2014)

Monday, May 12th, 2014


Theft and sex alleged at Kentucky monastery.” By Andrew Wolfson, USA Today. May 7, 2014.

Another ex-Met Council exec admits guilt in thefts; Herbert Friedman, former chief financial officer of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, admitted in state court that he received about $250,000 in kickbacks.” Crain’s New York Business/Associated Press. May 7, 2014.

DWP union wins delay on court order to reveal nonprofits’ spending; Brian D’Arcy, head of the DWP’s largest union, dismissed city leaders’ demands for an accounting of how $40 million in ratepayer money was spent as “political posturing.” By Jack Dolan. Los Angeles Times. May 7, 2014.

Audit questions $700,000 in spending by Springfield non-profit.” By Martin Finucane. Boston Globe. May 7, 2014.

Councilman’s Arrest Revives Debate on Grants; Some Call ‘Member Items’ Vital; Others See Potenial Abuse.” By Mara Gay and Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. May 7, 2014.
Related story:
Councilman Is Accused of Stealing Public Funds.” New York Times. May 8, 2014.

Two men accused of scamming Catholic charity” By Nicholas Jacques. Boston Globe. May 11, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 28-May 4, 2014)

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


Bethesda Lutheran Communities employee accused of theft, court records say.” By Maxine Bernstein. Oregonian. May 3, 2014.

In Turnabout, N.Y. Moves to Shut Troubled Rehab Clinic: Records show state officials knew for years about problems at New York Service Network, including allegations of overbilling and violations of patients’ rights exposed by a ProPublica investigation.” By Jake Bernstein. ProPublica. May 3, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 21-27, 2014)

Monday, April 28th, 2014


Charity’s Ex-CEO Admits To Scam; William Rapfogel Once Led the Met Council and Was An Ally of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.” By Sean Gardiner. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2014.
Related story:
Philanthropist Admits Stealing More Than $1 Million From Charity.” New York Times. April 24, 2014.
Former Met Council chief admits to stealing $5M; William Rapfogel pleaded guilty to grand larceny, money laundering and other charges.Crain’s New York Business/Associated Press. April 24, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 24-30, 2014)

Monday, March 31st, 2014


Widow to Repay Embezzled Funds To Church Charity; Accord With State Attorney General Calls for New Financial Controls.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. March 24, 2014.

Judge may order DWP to turn over nonprofits’ records; The two trusts have collected $40 million in ratepayer funds, but union chief Brian D’Arcy is fighting a subpoena demanding files on expenditures.” Los Angeles Times. March 26, 2014,

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 17-23, 2014)

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Former Land Trust Chief Arrested.” By Paul Bass. New Haven Independent. March 20, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 10-16, 2014)

Monday, March 17th, 2014


Texas: $600,000 Stolen From Megachurch.” New York Times/Associated Press. March 12, 2014.
Related story:
Osteen’s Lakewood Church Suffers Theft Of Over $600,000, Shocking Texas Megachurch.” Huffington Post. March 12, 2014.

Lady Gaga denies claims regarding Born This Way Foundation funds; Amid accusations that the singer ‘frittered away’ more than a million dollars on legal fees, consulting and publicity, Gaga insists that critics have misunderstood the tax report.” By Sean Michaels. Guardian. March 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 3-9, 2014)

Monday, March 10th, 2014


Letter Grades for Preventing Sexual Abuse; Horace Mann Alumni Group Will Rate Private Schools.”
By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. March 4, 2014

The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse; Toil, abuse and endurance in the heartland.” By Dan Barry. New York Times. March 9, 2014.

Ex-symphony chief accused of embezzling.” By Henry K. Lee. San Francisco Chronicle. March 6, 2014.

Pre-K Special Education Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge.” By Al Baker. New York Times. March 8, 2014.