Sunday, March 29, 2009

Strevell Scandal

Times-Union: Judge: No prison in $111,500 theft
Former state official gets probation as jurist cites cooperation with FBI, Internal Revenue Service
J. Felix Strevell, who was convicted of stealing more than $110,000 from state taxpayers during his scandal-plagued tenure as head of the former Institute for Entrepreneurship, was sentenced to five years probation Thursday in U.S. District Court.
Strevell currently runs a small automotive repair shop in Rensselaer with his brother Chauncey, who also had worked for the institute.
According to one of the many Comments here at the Times-Union Crime Confidential Blog, this garage is at Broadway and Columbia Street.

Older Story at the Times Union (May 1, 2007): Strevell admits to fraud at nonprofit,
Former CEO of the SUNY-affiliated Institute for Entrepreneurship faces up to 5 years in prison, fine
The former head of a publicly-funded program meant to help jump-start businesses admitted Monday to finagling a fraudulent $95,000 pay raise, using his corporate credit card for a trip to Disney World and insisting his father be included on two business junkets to China.

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