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January 26, 2016

N.Y. Woman Gets 1 to 3 Years for $300,000 Charity Swindle

The former head of a New York City medical charity was sentenced to one to three years in prison Friday for defrauding the nonprofit of some $300,000 in taxpayer funds, reports the New York Daily News.

Prosecutors said Dorothy Ogundu diverted government grants to Angeldocs, which provided health services to low-income people in Queens, to personal uses, including her mortgage and rehabilitation of a building she owned. Dr. Ogundu, 58, was charged in December 2013 with multiple counts of larceny, forgery, and other offenses. She was convicted in October, according to a statement from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office.