Fraud Friday: A prominent political figure in PA - Spidell

Fraud Friday: A prominent political figure in PA


A prominent political figure in PA was sentenced to 7 years in prison for skimming almost $2 million from a federally supported nonprofit, which helped people with substance abuse, and failing to report the income. She jacked up the rents on the clinics and then approved the increases herself, for example charging monthly rent of $75,000 on one of the clinic’s buildings when the market rate was around $23,000. Her husband, who was also involved with the non-profit, was not charged, although he has spent time in prison for bribing elected officials in Atlantic City. (U.S. v. Tartaglione (June 9, 2020) U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case Nos. 18-2638, 18-3017)