Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The ex-head of a defunct special education pre-school on Long Island has admitted to giving $418,000 in taxpayer money to his relatives instead of the students he was supposed to help.Morton Kramer pleaded guilty Friday in Manhattan court to grand larceny charges.“Instead of providing these young children with the special education services they needed, the defendant stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money and used it to line the pockets of his relatives,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a news release.Prosecutors said the Kramer was the executive director of Cedarhurst-based IncludED Educational Services when he inappropriately charged New York City’s Department of Education and other school districts for salaries paid to his sons and other relatives over a three-year period.The relatives in turn performed little or no services to children between the ages of three and five in the special education programs, authorities said.The scheme was uncovered in an audit by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office.Kramer was sentenced to pay $418,000 in restitution, five years probation and will have to divest his ownership of IncludEd. He is also banned for life from providing special education services for the state.
Share Monique Canoville(r) of Sales and Marketing Manager Nathalie Walsh (L)Roseau, Dominica: ‘The Spell Digicel and Win’ promotion which was launched in November brought lots of prizes to many Digicel customers, many of whom walked away with weekly prizes, such as, cash, digital cameras, large screen TVs, food vouchers and even weekend getaways to the Rosalie Bay Resort and Guadeloupe. However, as part of the $80,000 giveaway, Monique Cannoville of Belles, emerged the first grand prize winner of a whopping $25,000 cash last Friday January 20th. Ms. Canoville was one of three other lucky Digicel customers who all correctly spelled the word ‘D I G I C E L’ to participate in the first big prize draw which was held in the form of a game show. The four semi-finalist first had to dip an envelope in the golden box for the big prize winner to be chosen. Canoville emerged the lucky customer with the envelope congratulating her as the finalist to proceed to pull her lucky card with a cash value to win up to EC$25,000. After two attempts and support from her sister and the crowd Canoville selected the lucky card with the whooping amount of EC$25,000. The other three semi-finalists, Carleen John of Goodwill, Joy Bardouille of Point Mitchel and Shervon Andre of Goodwill didn’t walk away empty handed and each received a brand new Nokia E5 handset with $300 credit. The first grand prize winner said, “I am so happy to have won so much cash from Digicel and I will be putting my winnings towards my education.” Digicel’s Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, said; “Digicel continues to deliver on its promise to give the best value to its customers in Dominica. We are proud to excite customers with our innovative promotions giving them an opportunity to win great prizes throughout the year. It is our joy to announce Monique Canoville, a self-employed 19 year old of Belles the winner. Now she can continue her dream of furthering her education with her cash prize of EC$25,000 in the SPELL DIGICEL AND WIN promotion. Digicel congratulates Ms. Canoville and thank all its customers who have participated in this promotion.”Digicel is pleased to announce a lucky Joy Bardouille of Pointe Michel and Kathleen John Baptiste of Wallhouse as the semi-finalists to participate in the final ‘Spell Digicel and Win’ big prize draw. The draw is carded to take place on Friday 10th February outside the Digicentre Store on Great George and Marlborough Street. There will be lots of fun and excitement with entertainment from our favorite calypsonians and cultural groups. We invite all to come join us in the fun and witness the lucky Digicel customer to walk away with EC $25,000 hard cash. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica Share LocalNews Monique Canoville is Digicel’s first big prize winner by: – February 1, 2012 Tweet Share 15 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!