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Indictment Savage Et Al

Indictment Savage Et Al

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORKNASSAU COUNTYTHE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK-against-PATRICIA D. SAVAGE,LYNN H. SMITH,DAVID R. GANTT, andROGER N. SCOTLAND,Defendants.
INDICTMENT No.INTRODUCTION
I.
Background
 A. Member Items“Member items” are grants of New York State money sponsored by a member of the New York State Legislature for a particular purpose and a particular grantee. Member itemsare administered and paid by a New York State government agency.B. Not-for-Profit CorporationsCorporate entities in the State of New York with certain charitable, educational,or scientific purposes may be organized as not-for-profit corporations under New York law.Article 7-A of the New York Executive Law requires any such organizations that raise fundsfrom members of the public, foundations, and governmental agencies in the State of New York to register and file annual financial reports with the Office of the New York State AttorneyGeneral.II.
Relevant Entities and the Defendants
 A. The Parent Workshop, Inc. (“Parent Workshop”) was a not-for-profit corporationincorporated under New York State law on March 13, 2006. Its articles of incorporation stated
 
that the purpose of the Parent Workshop was to increase parents’ knowledge of the innerworkings of the New York City school system. As of May 16, 2008, the corporate address forthe Parent Workshop was in Nassau County.B. The New York State Department of State (“DOS”) was the New York Stateagency that funded a member item for the Parent Workshop.C. PATRICIA D. SAVAGE (“SAVAGE”) was President of the Parent Workshop.D. LYNN H. SMITH (“SMITH”) was listed in bank records as the Treasurer for theParent Workshop.E. DAVID R. GANTT (“GANTT”) was employed by the New York City HousingAuthority as a Community Associate and also purported to be a consultant to the ParentWorkshop.F. ROGER N. SCOTLAND (“SCOTLAND”) was President of the Southern QueensPark Association, Inc. (“SQPA”), through which the Beacon Program was run. Among otherfunctions, the Beacon Program coordinated the use by community groups of facilities atIntermediate School 8 in Queens County.III.
The Fraudulent Scheme
 A. Theft of New York State MoneyFrom approximately July 2008 to May 2009, defendants PATRICIA D. SAVAGEand LYNN H. SMITH stole approximately $29,950 from a member item. SAVAGE andSMITH accomplished this theft by falsely promising in a contract filed with DOS to hireprofessional consultants to make outreach visits and conduct workshops for parents about theNew York public school system. To induce DOS to provide funds to the Parent Workshop,SAVAGE and SMITH submitted to DOS four false vouchers that purported to describe work 2
 
performed under the contract with DOS that in fact was not performed. Relying on these falsepromises and representations, DOS paid the Parent Workshop in five installments, totaling theamount of the theft. Instead of paying consultants to perform the work described in the contractand vouchers, SAVAGE and SMITH took the DOS funds for themselves.B. Obstruction of the New York State Attorney General’s Investigation1. In March 2011, the Office of the New York State Attorney General(“Office”) issued a subpoena to the Parent Workshop. The Office subsequently receivedbusiness records that had been falsified to make it appear as if the Parent Workshop hadperformed the services stated in the contract and payment vouchers filed with DOS, when in factno such services were performed. Specifically, defendant DAVID R. GANTT falsely claimed onfour records of the Parent Workshop that he received payment from the Parent Workshop forwork performed as a consultant.2. On a date during the period from in or about March 2011 through in orabout April 2011, defendant ROGER N. SCOTLAND, in response to the Office’s investigation,created a letter purporting to have been sent in May 2009 by a witness known to the grand juryfrom SQPA to the Parent Workshop. That letter invited the Parent Workshop to “return” to theBeacon when in fact the Parent Workshop had never conducted any workshops through theBeacon Program.3

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