NY investigation into embezzlement of nonprofit drug rehab money uncovers 4 employees accused of siphoning $30 million in state funds.
"The number of Long Islanders accused of bilking New York City drug rehabilitation centers has doubled from two to four and the amount they allegedly stole has increased tenfold from $3 million to $30 million, authorities said. Two Melville men, including 60-year-old Alan Brand, who was the executive director of Narco Freedom, and his 36-year-old son, Jason, who worked as a manager for the Bronx-based nonprofit, were indicted on upgraded charges of enterprise corruption. They pleaded not guilty, just as they did to previously filed charges of insurance fraud and grand larceny. Alan also previously pleaded not guilty to commercial bribe receiving and money laundering." -- Timothy Bolger, the Long Island Press