A member of the city Council of new York pretending to be a victim of hurricane sandy, receiving tens of thousands of dollars in compensation

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A member of the city Council of new York from Brooklyn, 57-year-old Pamela Harris of Coney island accused in the implementation of several fraudulent schemes in which the state suffered damage amounting to tens of thousands of dollars.

According to the indictment, Harris committed 11 counts of fraud. She is also charged with forgery, perjury, obstruction of justice, incitement to false testimony.

A member of the city Council of new York pretending to be a victim of hurricane sandy, receiving tens of thousands of dollars in compensation

Federal officials have said that all episodes of fraudulent activity was committed by an official in the period from 2012 to 2016. As a result, was deceived by the city Council of new York, FEMA and HUD.

For example, one of the fraudulent schemes was implemented by Harris when she was not a member of the Council, and was the head of a nonprofit organization. The woman was made from local authorities on the allocation of financial aid to pay for the lease of premises allegedly used by the organization. Received on account of a legal entity 23 000 dollars in the future, she appropriated and disposed of them at its discretion. Almost identical scheme was implemented Harris in the post of member of the city Council.

Most glaring, perhaps, an example of the low level of morality and lack of compassion from the official case was the fraud associated with hurricane sandy, which left hundreds of new Yorkers «without a roof over your head.» Harris appealed to FEMA for the purpose of receiving financial assistance for the restoration of the allegedly destroyed by hurricane affected houses in Coney island. The woman claimed that her housing is not habitable, so she rents an apartment in Staten island. In confirmation of his words, she gave in service of fake documents, including a lease, a receipt for payment of rent etc. In the end, at that time, as the city could not help all the victims of hurricane families, pseudorca Pamela Harris, has received unreasonable compensation in the amount of 24 800$.

If the court finds the industry guilty on all charges, she faces a penalty of imprisonment for a term exceeding 50 years. On first hearing in the case, Harris pleaded not guilty and was released on bail of $ 150,000, which was introduced by her friend, whose name was not called. Following session on business will take place in February.

Assemblywoman Pamela Harris just pleaded not-guilty to charges of stealing money from Sandy and at-risk youth programs; was released on $150,000 bond. Statement from her attorney below unlikely to stop us from asking whether she plans to step down pic.twitter.com/SPmoxszJrG

— Mara Gay (@MaraGay) January 9, 2018

 

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